Outcry over UAE raw animal feed material exports

Updated Sep 4, 2021
This comes at a time when feed manufacturers are grappling with high cost of these supplements following a sharp decline in supply in the local market, with processors passing on the extra cost to farmers. “We have established that milling by-products are being exported to Saudi Arabia and UAE who are offering particularly lucrative prices, which our processors cannot compete with,” said Martin Kinoti, the Akefema secretary-general. In addition to the wheat and maize by-products, processors also facing a shortage of other key products such as the sunflower and cotton seed cake and soya. Kenya relies on imports of sunflower seed cake from Tanzania while soya is imported from Uganda, Malawi and Zambia. However, Zambia has dealt the feeds industry a blow after suspending exports of soya bean meal and sunflower seed cake. “Since this [Zambia] is one of the main source markets for Kenya, the price of little available soya has gone up by 20 percent resulting in a sharp rise in the cost ...
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