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Farmchemie to produce pet food using BSF meal

Sri Lankan feed additive manufacturer Farmchemie is entering the pet food market and is planning to start production using black soldier flies (BSF) as...

Sri Lankan Ministry of Crab to open in Singapore

Sri Lankan seafood restaurant Ministry of Crab, known for serving only the freshest wild-caught crabs, is set to open in Singapore on July 3....

Sri Lankan silage makers in a quandary

Cattle fodder quality has dropped in Sri Lanka despite feed raw material prices dropping by at least 10%. Suneth Disnaka, General Manager of the...

Sri Lanka hopes to avoid further slump in chicken prices

Sri Lanka’s live bird prices are dropping, but producers expect prices to remain steady in H2 2024. Anaz Abuthahir, Managing Director of Khyber Farms,...

Three Acres Farms gains on feed but loses on chicken

A drop in feed prices has helped poultry producers like Three Acre Farms and Ceylon Grain Elevators in Sri Lanka improve their bottom lines...

Tackling food security is crucial

Some countries rely heavily on imported food and raw materials to grow food locally. With supply chain and climate change-related disruptions, real-time solutions need...

Building a brand on growing popularity of convenience foods

New Anthoney’s is tapping into consumer demand for new chicken products with its range of processed foods. Since 2022, the company has been diversifying...

Sri Lanka says they no longer need egg imports

The Sri Lankan government announced that the country has returned to self-sufficiency in poultry meat and eggs. DB Herath, State Minister, Livestock Development, said...

Fresh growth in Sri Lankan broiler market

The Sri Lankan broiler market is expanding fast, with DOC production increasing beyond pre-Covid levels. Susil Silva, former Additional Director General at the Department...

SFA visits Sri Lanka meat processing plant

A Singapore Food Agency (SFA) delegation visited Sri Lanka from 25-28 March to conduct pre-inspection of poultry slaughterhouses. This will facilitate the approval of...

Chicken sees robust market in Sri Lanka

Chicken consumption has been resilient in Sri Lanka despite a subdued economy and drop in consumer purchasing power. GP farm operators told Asian Agribiz...

Sri Lanka finally reestablishes local egg production

The Sri Lankan government expects local egg prices to drop to USD 0.11/egg by mid-April from the current USD 0.14/egg (USD 0.21/egg packed). Mahinda...

McDonald’s dismisses partner and closes outlets in Sri Lanka

McDonald’s has closed its franchises in Sri Lanka, taking its local partner, Abans, to court over standard issues. The QSR pointed out that Abans...

Corn shortage raises Sri Lanka’s poultry price

A local corn shortage is pushing up feed prices in Sri Lanka. Chicken prices have risen from USD 2.79-3.29/kg in January to USD 4.60...

Sri Lankan gov threatens price control on eggs

The Sri Lankan government has threatened egg producers with price control if they fail to reduce prices in the coming weeks. Mahinda Amaraweera, Minister...

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