Egg lovers Evelyn Greaves (left) and Elsa Hackett said the 55 cent increase on Star Chick’s eggs did not bother them. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)
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The largest egg producer in the island has imported a container of 325 000 eggs due to a likely shortage for the Christmas season.
Chickmont Foods Ltd’s operations manager Trevor Gunby told the DAILY NATION this move was a necessity, as the supplier’s stock was being exhausted from helping other producers maintain their egg quotas.
“We have to import one container of eggs in order to keep the market healthy because there is going to be a shortage of eggs,” he said.
For the past six months Chickmont and other local farmers were providing Star Chick Ltd with the much valuable commodity. In the last SUNDAY SUN, managing director of Star Chick, Wendell Clarke, announced he had purchased 800 000 eggs for the year. (SB)
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