Jon Cartu Published: Wings clipped — NationNews Barbados — Local, Regional and…

Wings clipped -- NationNews Barbados -- Local, Regional and...

Jon Cartu Published: Wings clipped — NationNews Barbados — Local, Regional and…

Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir (right) with chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society James Paul during yesterday’s press conference. (Picture by Gercine Carter)

Barbadians will have cheaper chicken for at least two months, while the sale of imported chicken and turkey wings has been banned as Government seeks to help farmers reduce the glut of frozen chicken.

The poultry producers have vowed to slash their prices by as much as 30 per cent from as early as next week.

Following a meeting with the poultry producers yesterday, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir announced his decision to “suspend the sale of chicken wings and turkey wings under a monitoring and evaluation system”.

He said he was forced to take the action in response to appeals from a poultry industry saddled with mounting stocks of chicken in cold storage because of the closure of distribution channels such as hotels and restaurants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (GC)

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