Farmers fear turkey glut
Importation of turkey meat for Christmas is ruffling the feathers of local producers.
President of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, said farmers were fearful that after Christmas they might be left with a turkey meat glut due to the importation of “cheap subsidized products” produced.
Paul said contrary to media reports earlier this quarter that there might be a shortage of turkeys, local farmers had been preparing for the season and consumers should be “well served with local turkey at Christmas”.
He said the association had been encouraging farmers to produce more of the birds and they had “answered the call”.
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