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Santo Domingo.- Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez Wednesday announced an agreement with egg producers to cut production and adapt to local demand, for which the Haitian market will no longer be a priority.

Rodriguez said one million laying hens no longer at peak output will be slaughtered, to balance supply to the demand much faster.

Among the other measures announced by the official at a meeting with producers figure the purchase of around half a million chickens to distribute meat in the local market through social programs and government-operated cafeterias, at a cost ranging from 10 to 15 million pesos.

Rodriguez affirmed that despite continuing the talks between Dominican Republic and Haiti toward a solution to the ban on poultry levied by Port-au-Prince, Santo Domingo will focus on capturing other markets.

At the meeting were representatives of the National Egg Producers Association, the Independent Producers Association and of the Chickens Growers and Eggs Association (Aprohuevo).

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Written by: josean This user is banned, 19 Jun 2013 4:24 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Free Two Dozen of Eggs and 5 Chickens at the METRO might increase Riddership!

Written by: Perez, 19 Jun 2013 4:32 PM
From: Dominican Republic
So sad to kill so many hens instead of selling for low price to the populace. What a waste.
Written by: josean This user is banned, 19 Jun 2013 5:13 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

In all Fairness Saint Danilo Plans to Buy half a Million Hens to Sell via low priced public markets.

However, for the other half a million to be salughtered as required to lower production to national consumption levels, I am not sure what the plan is.

Written by: yumnuk3, 19 Jun 2013 5:46 PM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back ø„¸¨°º¤ø„¸¸„ø¤º°¨¸„ø¤º°¨

How shameful. If I owned a company or restaurants that produced food, I certainly would not throw it away. I would hand it out to the homeless. Again, shameful.
Written by: DRmaker, 19 Jun 2013 6:17 PM
From: Canada, North Coast DR

"Rodriguez said one million laying hens no longer at peak output will be slaughtered, to balance supply to the demand much faster"

Damn, that is a lot of potential huevos (and chicks) lost!

But, if the demand for DR eggs has suddenly dropped drastically, it appears the DR gov't as no other recourse in this matter.

I just wonder if the Haitan gov't will be able to find an alternative supplier in such a short time.

Written by: juanb, 19 Jun 2013 8:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic

Destroying food that could be given to the needy is the ultimate sin.

For shame.
Written by: juanb, 19 Jun 2013 8:24 PM
From: Dominican Republic

In an unrelated note, this:

Miguel Vargas recuerda sus aspiraciones presidenciales para 2016

Thanks to him and Mejia, the PRD will never be back in power.
Written by: guillermone, 19 Jun 2013 9:08 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
Lets slaughter the chickens and donate it to needy hungry Haitians. In fact lets dump it all on Haiti. Do you think hungry Haitians will turn it down. Free chicken for every man, women and child.
Written by: AgentX, 19 Jun 2013 9:40 PM
From: United States
If the Dominican Government and its commercial elite were smart, they would not be so arrogant toward the Haitian government and trying to bully Haitians to buy their questionable poultry under duress. It is the same Dominican that place all types of embargoes to most of the Haitian products for years. Thus the trade imbalance between Haiti and Dominican Republic is excessively high in favor of Dominican Republic
Dominican republic exports to Haiti total US 2 billions annually, Haiti only exports U$60 million worth of merchandise to Dominican Republic. When Dominican threatening to sell its product elsewhere it will be eventually to its disadvantages. This current crisis could be solved if two conditions are met:
1-cool head must prevail during negotiations between the two parties.
2- The Dominican Government and its commercial elite must curb their greed, intransigence and racism vis a vis the Haitians
Written by: danny00, 19 Jun 2013 10:02 PM
From: United States, Rhodes scholar oxford university
Free eggs for a ride on the Metro?..... Not going to work they can't Honk their Horns on the Metro and Run red lights.....,..., and on a good day Do The Hit and run Thing.
Written by: dannyOO, 19 Jun 2013 10:11 PM
From: United States, HIALEAH and FLORIDA CITY drug capital
I would run barefoot on the rails of the metro for a piece of Dominican salami though!
Written by: CarlosFranco, 20 Jun 2013 5:39 AM
From: United States, Brooklyn

About time!! Let them starve, they're used to it.

Written by: josean This user is banned, 20 Jun 2013 6:33 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Bright and early with your usual racist comment!

Written by: MIAMILIVE1, 20 Jun 2013 8:01 AM
From: United States
what ever shall we do without the haitians $3billion addition to our economy. oh noooo!!! well only have..... $103billion :0 what ever shall we do?!!?!?! whoa is me... i just pray that the nearly 1million haitians we have here don't try to leave us for there neighboring international superpower!!!! whowill the minority agricultural elite exploit for cheap labor?!?!!? cant fathom the thought of them having to keep last seasons mercedes benz because they have to pay the native laborors a decent wage... oh the gravity!!! who will fill up our maternity wards??? how our the ngos supposed to make a living without anyone to keep them busy?? our neighbors $12billion economy will cripple us!!! soon tourist will be opting out to vacation in haiti for there vast clean lush mountainous forest and beautiful mulatto populace :( its like were in the 1800s all over again!!!dominicans will hop over and claim to have haitian ancestry since colonialism just to survive!!!! oooohhhh the travesty!!!!!!lmao
Written by: Haitian4Life, 20 Jun 2013 8:58 AM
From: Haiti
Haiti has issued a ban on all poultry products including: (canned, cured and dried, cooked perishable, and fresh chilled or frozen), eggs, organs, feathers, blood, bones, hides, and feces) from the Dominican Republic, a country affected with the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus. Live birds or poultry are prohibited entry in Haiti Permanently. The Haitian government is negotiating with the Dominican government to allow bird or poultry products that are processed to render them non-infectious. Upon reaching an agreement, a Veterinary Service permit and certification that specified risk mitigation measures to eliminate the disease must be performed. Other items such as poultry cages and used processing equipment must be cleaned and disinfected. These items are to be inspected by Haitian Specialists. If contamination is suspected, Haitian and Dominican Veterinary Regulatory Officials are to be contacted and a determination will be made to quarantine or not....
Written by: Haitian4Life, 20 Jun 2013 9:06 AM
From: Haiti
...Only three countries are allowed to export poultry products to Haiti: Canada, Brazil and the U.S until further notice.
Written by: Adrian29630, 20 Jun 2013 12:10 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
"Inspected by Haitian specialists." You must be joking!

Where in Haiti do you hope to find a specialist in anything let alone the ability to detect contamination. They live in contamination daily and export it to the D.R. by the way they live when they move here illegally.
Written by: Haitian4Life, 20 Jun 2013 1:23 PM
From: Haiti
I am sure the haitian government can afford to hire a few Certified Professional-Food Safety inspectors from the diaspora with the revenu collected in this business. Keep blaming each other.
Written by: gladiator, 20 Jun 2013 4:53 PM
From: Mexico
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha good one!
U have been eating our chickens with female hormones for years now, ha ha ha ha ha
and cacalami ha ha ha ha ha
So haitianos are full of kaka up to their ears, plus mud cookies ha ha ha ha ha ha
Written by: Haitian4Life, 20 Jun 2013 7:51 PM
From: Haiti
Gladys, you are not funny.
Written by: KISKEYAMAN, 21 Jun 2013 6:08 AM
From: Haiti
You are full of caca more The Haitians, because youre people eat cacasalami before us.
You are infected by H5N1 in your blood. It is the same for H1N1.
You are so arrogant that, we are so happy to see what we show your country in this moment.
Haiti give you again a lesson you will not forget, without the haitian you are cripple. This is a reality, a day we will boycot all of Dominican's products. After, we will take the competent Haitian wih a good price. And I ame sure even the dominicans will leave DR To come work in Haiti. It is already the beginning, here a lot of Dominicans work here because DR don't have work for them.

AHAHHAHAHAH PROUD OF WHAT? TO BE DOMINICAN? MY ASS! if you are so proud why you cry?
What will be happen the day you will lost the 2 billions?

AHHAHAHAHA, you are so shabby!
Written by: Haitian4Life, 21 Jun 2013 7:27 AM
From: Haiti
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The Haitian government will take the initiative to shut down the bilateral market until an agreement is reached. This is an opportunity that should not be missed to reshuffle the cards. The Haitian government is under a lot of pressure to enact trade regulations, promote economic growth, create jobs and generate revenue. Haiti is working on trade regulation laws that will prohibit anti-competitive acts that are unfair, fraudulent, and deceptive. This is a win-win situation for Haiti, because very limited Haitian goods are allowed to enter into the DR and they are severely taxed. The Haitian export to the DR is estimated to be less than 75 million dollars, but the DR export to Haiti, formal and informal, is estimated to be close to 4.7 billion dollars annually. I think the Haitian government should put a ban on all building materials coming from the DR because of very poor quality.
Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 22 Jun 2013 11:04 AM
From: United States

soon tourist will be opting out to vacation in haiti for there vast clean lush mountainous forest and beautiful mulatto populace

how can a country of 10 million people produce so many idiots?
Written by: josean This user is banned, 22 Jun 2013 11:08 AM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

Living in Miami with Gusanos what can you expect!

Written by: dreadlocks This user is banned, 22 Jun 2013 11:55 AM
From: United States
this is true, josean...very true.
Written by: KISKEYAMAN, 23 Jun 2013 3:25 PM
From: Haiti
even the fruit of Dominicanas have got problem.
The usa just come back the Pineapple of DR according super noticias, the Pineapple have got too much of chemicals' products.
Shame to you
Written by: josean This user is banned, 23 Jun 2013 4:51 PM
From: United States, Guillermo President 2016 Because Our Future Depends On It!

EE.UU. devuelve piñas dominicanas por exceso de químico

The United States returns: Dominican pineapples because of excess of chemicals

Oficialmente, las autoridades nacionales no han dado información al respecto, pero este medio supo que las piñas serían comercializadas en el mercado local de Santo Domingo a muy bajo precio.

Officially national authorities are not giving any information, however this news outlet has learned the pineapples will be sold commercially in the local Santo Domingo market and very low prices.

See how the Narco PLD doesn't care about the health of the Dominican citizens!

They were not good for Americans but they were good for Dominicans!

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