Poultry farmers watch birds die, as Eskom’s power crisis hits storage, heating systems:
- The poultry sector has been hugely affected by load shedding and load reduction.
- While bigger farmers and subsector players rely on generators during power outages, they are raking up massive costs each hour when the electricity is out.
- Some farmers watch their birds die when their heating systems get affected.
- The blackouts also create a ‘logistical nightmare’ and glitches along the supply chain
South Africa’s worsening electricity crisis is burdening the poultry industry, with some producers and abattoirs losing large quantities of chickens and money daily.