Animal feed factory opens in Luanda, Angola

10 February 2014

A factory to produce feed for poultry and pigs has been inaugurated in the Pérola Kikuxi farm, in Luanda, by the Economy Minister Abraão Gourgel. It will allow for an increase in production of chicken and eggs, Angolan news agency Angop reported.

Advisor to the economy minister, Licínio Vaz Contreiras, said that the factory was part of a government-approved policy to reduce imports, backed up by new customs tariffs, which came into force on 1 January.

“One of the priority sectors for egg and chicken production is feed supply and this new factory is completing the chicken and egg production chain,” he added.

Vaz Contreiras said that whilst in 2012 there were just 25,000 grower-feeder chickens in the entire country and in 2013 egg production totalled 200,000 eggs per day, when the Angola Investe programme started working egg production rose to 400,000 per day and that now egg production stands at 800,000 eggs per day.

He also said that the Pérola Kikuxi farm and the Aldeia Nova project account for almost 50 percent of total egg production, which will make it possible to at least cover the domestic market’s needs by the end of the year by rising to at least 70 percent of egg production. (macauhub)