BANGKOK, 4 April 2012 – Mr. Yukhon Limlamthong, advisor to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister, said that the Egg and Product Development Policy Board, known as “Egg Board”, has come up with 4 new measures to deal with the oversupply of eggs in the local market and the problem of falling prices.
Mr. Yukhon said that the first measure focuses on a request to all operators to file in production and marketing plans as well as suggested solutions to the oversupply and falling prices. The second measure relates to a cap on the imports of egg-laying hens and breeders, which will be under the responsibility of the Livestock Development Department.
He added that the third measure is another request for collaboration from egg producers to retire their hens prematurely while the final measure is an awareness campaign to boost egg consumption among Thais to an average of 200 eggs per person per year.
The advisor to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister went on to say that, at present, egg producers are suffering the problem of higher cost, which has shot to 2.60 baht per egg, while the ex-farm price stands at only 2.10 baht.
He stated that the Agriculture Ministry will speedily collaborate with the Commerce Ministry to solve such problems in a timely manner.
(NNT : Nopparat Chaichalearmmongkol)