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Egg, Meat Suppliers Ready For Christmas Rush


Jamaican consumers will have more than adequate supplies of pork and eggs for the high consumption Christmas period, producers say amid a boost in production by both industries. President of the Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association, Hanif Brown, told Gleaner Business

Fact Sheet PEDv

Fact Sheet PEDv

Towards a stable pork industry


MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Not too long ago a persistent glut in pork production triggered uncompetitively low prices and general depression in the pig industry. Today, from the perspective of pig farmers the situation is much improved. However, the challenge, they

Pig farmers warned to be vigilant


MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Pig farmers have been warned to be extra vigilant in minimising visitors to their farms in order to protect against the porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) virus now afflicting North America. “Do not allow visits to farms just

Pig farmers urged to protect animals against deadly PEDv


LOCAL farmers are being urged to safeguard their pigs against the deadly Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jamaica Broilers Group, Chris Levy. The virus was first diagnosed in the United States in

Angella Bardowell – Bringing glamour to pig farming LIFE STORY


SHE had given up her lucrative position in an executive office to work in a pigsty, but coming from the corporate world, Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association (JPFA) president Angella Bardowell knows a thing or two about projecting the right image,

Pork prices up by 4%


THE Jamaica Pig Farmers’ Association last night announced a four per cent increase in the price of live pigs and pork being sold to meat processors and traders, effective Monday, May 12. According to president of the association, Delroy Manya,

Pork for sale! Xmas ham demand fails to ease glut


THE country’s pig farmers’ hope that a bumper Christmas season and the traditional demand for cured ham might ease the glut that has been affecting the market since August may have been dashed. The pig farmers were anticipating a spike

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