First batch of whole chicken stockpile arriving today, says Nafas

The chicken buffer stock programme has been implemented by the government to stabilise the country’s chicken supply needs. (AP pic)

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Farmers’ Organisation (Nafas) has started importing whole chicken from poultry producers with the first stockpile of 21 tonnes in one container set to arrive today.

In a statement, the Farmers Organisation Board (LPP) said the chickens were imported from poultry producers that had obtained approval from the veterinary services department.

“The next chicken supply will be brought into the country on Monday — three containers will be placed in the Nafas freezer room in Sungai Bakap, Penang,” the statement read.

It added that LPP, through Nafas and state farmers’ organisations (PPN), had been given the main task of implementing the chicken buffer stock programme to stabilise the country’s chicken supply needs.-

According to LPP, the programme would be implemented in stages, in collaboration with the Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) and PPN, especially in terms of cold room facilities usage.

In addition, LPP said the distribution of chicken would be done through PPN, Area Farmers’ Organisations (PPK) and Fama networks, while LPP would monitor imports by Nafas.

The Selangor PPN, Johor PPN and Perak PPN have been selected to assist Nafas in carrying out the programme. Other PPNs would also be included, based on the current needs

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