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.”