Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Poultry farming in tatters.

31/12/2008 01:17:00
Cuba-Poultry farming in tatters.

Cuba was hit by hurricanes Gustav, Ike and Paloma this year that totally
destroyed the poultry industry and the infrastructure of hatcheries and
broiler houses.

Despite financial assistance from China, Brazil and Venezuela, it was
the lack of building materials on the Island that was the biggest
problem in re-building again.

Suffice to say priority went to the homes and dwellings of the people of
Cuba, before farming could be considered and this has left Cuba with no
basics to re-kindle the industry.
Making matters worse crops were destroyed and washed away, the drying
sheds for tobacco were obliterated along with the tobacco within and the
sugar harvest was a non event.

The new government of Raul Castro had released the government hold on
farming, allocating small farms to anyone willing to work the land and
allowing them to pocket the profits

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