Poultry breeders halt egg deliveries over price dispute

The Poultry Breeders Association stopped delivering eggs to supermarkets over a price dispute Sunday.
Breeders say they will not resume supply until the government meets their demand for an extra four agorot per egg delivered. They say they are losing massive amounts of money as a result of an approximately 30 percent increase in the price of chicken feed in recent months.
Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz and Agriculture Minister Orit Noked must approve any change in the price of eggs, which are under government supervision. If they approve the breeders’ demands, the price of eggs to consumers will rise by around 5%.