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Poultry farmers in Punjab, Haryana stare at losses due to feed shortage

Poultry farmers in Punjab and Haryana are facing acute shortage of feed because of the nationwide lockdown to check spread of coronavirus, and fear that their birds will die if supply is not restored. The farmers claimed that supplies of poultry feed, including maize, soybean, groundnut cake, bajra (millet) and other items coming from other states are stuck because of the lockdown. We have not been able to get poultry feed ever since the restrictions have been imposed because of coronavirus, Progressive Poultry Farmers Association Punjab President Mohinder Arora told PTI on Thursday. Arora said the suppliers in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat could not send feed to poultry farmers of Punjab and Haryana, the major suppliers of chicken and eggs in the country. Each farmer keeps feed stock of just four to five days and most of them are left with little or no poultry feed, he said. The government is not caring for poultry business, he added. In Haryana, ...

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