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Ample Supplies of Meat and Eggs for this Season

10 September 2008

MALAYSIA - Consumers need not worry about shortages of meat and poultry during the festive season as the Veterinary Services Department has taken steps to ensure that supplies of chicken, beef, mutton and eggs meet the additional demand during the Hari Raya [Eid] season.

New Straits Times reports that VSD director-general, Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz Jamaluddin, said the supply of chicken would increase by three per cent, with 9.54 million chickens available during the week of Hari Raya [the Malay term for the Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Fitr].

The retail price of eggs will be 38 sen, 37 sen, 36 sen and 35 sen per egg for Grade A, B, C and D, respectively. For beef and buffalo meat, supply would be increased by 27 per cent to 21,942 tonnes starting from the fasting month.

About 5,000 tonnes will be made up of local meat supply, while the rest will be imported, reports the New Straits Times.

He said the farm prices for cows and buffaloes were expected to be about MYR6-7 per kilo while retail prices would be about MYR20-26 per kilo for local meat and MYR10-MYR14 per kilo for imported meat.

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