PUTRAJAYA, Jun 30 – The Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry ensures the supply of chicken and meat in the country is sufficient ahead of the the Aidilfitri celebration. Its minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek also assured that there would be adequate food supplies during the month of Ramadan. He said the production of chicken and meat that will be available in the market is planned 60 days ahead, followed by a 40-day rearing period before being ready to be marketed.
“The agricultural sector has sufficient food supplies for the approaching festive season, but we appeal to vendors and retailers not to take advantage of the increased demand during the festive season. For meat and poultry supplies, we have directed importers and suppliers of both to provide sufficient supplies to meet the needs of consumers,” he said after distributing porridge at the ministry here today. — Bernama