Other Information

OTHER CARICOM POULTRY INDUSTRY INFORMATION

1. CARICOM Member States are:

  • Antigua/Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize (part of Central America)
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana (part of Continental South America)
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • St. Kitts/Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent and The Grenadines
  • Suriname (part of Continental South America)
  • Trinidad & Tobago

2. The CPA has full Ordinary Members in :

  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • Suriname
  • Trinidad & Tobago

3. The CPA has Associate Members in the United States of America.

4. Institutions with Observer Status to the CPA are in :

  • Antigua/Barbuda
  • The Bahamas
  • Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • St. Lucia
  • Suriname
  • United States of America.

5. The following information refers to CARICOM Member States except for the moment Haiti (Statistics on Haiti are being collected but the industry is now rapidly developing:

  • Live consumer sales vary from 28% to 89%
  • No. of Grain Terminals :  17
  • No. of Feed Mills : 20
  • Tunnel-Ventilated farms are located in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica & Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Commercial Hatcheries:  19
  • Baby chick exporters:  1 (Barbados)
  • Total Industry Investment at 2014 prices : US$850 Million
  • No. of Line Processing Plants : 19
  • No. of Further Processing Plants: 6
  • No. of Egg Processing Plants :  1
  • No. of Cottage Processors : 11,100
  • Direct Employment in the Industry: 61,900
  • Indirect Employment 33,500
  • Largest line processing plants :  Located in Jamaica(These belong to the JB Group Ltd & the CB Group Ltd.)
  • Smallest line processing plants: Located in Belize & Suriname
  • Feed input producers:  Belize (corn), Guyana & Suriname (Rice), Guyana & Trinidad & Tobago (Fish Meal), Dominica, Guyana, Suriname (Coconut Meal)
  • Feed input exporters:  Belize (Corn). Guyana & Suriname (Rice)
  • Industry-owned cargo ships:  2
  • Industry-owned aircraft: 1
  • Commencement of the industry: 1953 (Jamaica); 1964 (Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Contribution of the industry to Agricultural GDP: Varies from 10-65%