Temporary price hike for chickens in Erbil explained

Murad emphasized that the Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring poultry projects to ensure they remain under control and continue to meet health standards.
An egg-laying chicken farm. (Photo: AP)
An egg-laying chicken farm. (Photo: AP)

ERBIL (Kurdistan24) - The Director General of Agriculture in Erbil announced that the current price of chickens, sold at 2,750 dinars per kilogram, is temporary.

Hemin Sayed Murad, Director General of Agriculture in Erbil, explained to Kurdistan24 on Sunday, June 9, 2024, that the presence of several diseases, particularly Newcastle disease (ND) and Infectious bronchitis (IB), coupled with high demand for chicken meat, has caused the recent price hike.

"Today, a kilogram of chicken is sold at 2,750 dinars, but this price is temporary. According to our investigations, there is an increase in egg production by the egg-laying chickens, which could lead to a reduced price for chickens in the near future," Murad stated.

He assured that the current price of chicken is reasonable for both project owners and citizens, as it ensures the provision of clean, healthy, and fresh chicken. "The price of chicken will not significantly affect the market these days," he added.

Murad emphasized that the Department of Agriculture is closely monitoring poultry projects to ensure they remain under control and continue to meet health standards.