The breeze of difficulty blowing across the length and broadness of the nation has even impacted our #1 pork meat, privately called domedo (ie the broiled one).
Better believe it, this is after the Pig Ranchers Relationship of Ghana (PFAG) demonstrated that pork retail costs will ascend by 15% to 30% beginning on Tuesday, September 20, 2022.
With the climb, a live pig will currently be sold for GH18 per kilogram, while the cadaver would go for GH28 per kilogram.
The increment, as per Kwame Appiah Danquah, Public Leader of the PFAG, is because of an expansion in feed costs.
He expressed that notwithstanding expansions in the expense of feed and other agrarian data sources, the ongoing costs of GH15 and GH23 for live weight and corpse, separately, set in May 2022, had stayed consistent.
In a telephone discussion with GraphicOnline, Mr Danquah said the cost rise would balance expansions in the expense of creation inputs starting in 2021.
“If you go to the farm and a pig is 100kilogrammes it means it would cost you 1,800cedis from next week,” he said.
“In May we did a price increase of 15 and 23 cedis and we have increased it by 20% which brings it to 18cedis for the live weight and 28cedis for the carcass”.
He said the costs of feed, for example, wheat grain and soya had expanded by north of 100% this year, driving some PFAG individuals bankrupt.
“Wheat bran that we were buying at 16 cedis is now 46 cedis and soya which we were buying at 160 cedis is now 340 cedis, so this increase is not going to give us profit but rather it is going to keep us in business.
“You can’t say we are taking undue advantage of the customer because we are making losses and losing our businesses at this rate”.