The Chicken Growers' Association is demanding that the Agriculture Ministry raise the prices of regulated eggs by some 5 percent in order to adjust for the increase in the cost of animal feed kernels over the last few months.
Animal feed makes up a significant part of the chicken growers' expenses, the Association said. The Secretary-General of the Chicken Growers' Association, Yaakov Cohen, requested that chicken farmers be paid an additional 2 agurot per egg in order to help them cope with the rising cost of feeding their poultry.
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