Egg prices set to increase by 5%

The Chicken Growers' Association is demanding that the Agriculture Ministry raise the prices of regulated eggs in order to adjust for the increase in the cost of animal feed kernels over the last few months.

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.