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Business & Markets / Broiler Husbandry / Latin America
on May 12, 2021

Ecuador's poultry sector needs feed market liberalization

High corn prices and government import controls are hampering growth in Ecuador’s poultry industry.

Ecuador’s poultry producers are being held back by government controls on the cost of yellow corn, making production expensive, hampering exports and leading to illegal imports.

Where yellow corn is concerned, feed producers are only allowed to use what is produced domestically and, according to Dr. Edgar Navarrete, president…

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