Production was reduced by up to 50% due to the closure of 1,500 farms in Cochabamba. This month, 12 million chickens will be produced, not 18 million as usual. That deficit of 6 million chickens will cause the price of chicken to go up. The increase in the cost of chicken benefits the wholesalers more; producers sell the kilogram of chicken between Bs 12 and Bs 13and the traders sell it for Bs 16.
Source: Los Tiempos