Malaysian egg producers endure disease challenge

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Small and medium-sized layer farms in Malaysia are enduring disease challenges and supply crunch, but are hoping for a better outlook. “Due to bird flu and Newcastle Disease, we have an egg shortage but a stable egg price despite the high feed costs and labor shortage,” Tan Leng Yee, Managing Director of LK Fresh, told Asian Agribiz. “Grade A is about USD 0.093 (MYR 0.39), but it could be better. With the Lunar New Year on the horizon, we aim to get better prices and sales, amidst higher operational costs.”

Editor, Asian Meat Magazine, Alternative Protein and Meat Insider, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the article, ‘Will Malaysia lose its Singapore chicken market?’, she analyzes whether Singapore’s dominant chicken exporter could lose a chunk of the market to countries like Indonesia because of policy instability.