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Caribbean Broilers seeks to substitute yellow corn with sorghum
2013-02-09 07:40:00 | (0 Comments)
The Caribbean Broilers Group is banking on the use of sorghum as a substitute for imported yellow corn, which is a major ingredient in its line of Nutramix animal feeds.
Gary Johnson walks through a field of milo sorghum on his farm in Waukomis, Oklahoma, Wednesday, August 15. - AP
Agriculture Minister Roger Clarke toured the experimental plot at the company’s Hill Run, St Catherine, property, yesterday.
Corporate affairs manager, Dr Keith Amiel disclosed that the results were encouraging.
An estimated 4.8 million acres of the grain was cultivated in United States in 2010 and Amiel is confident that Jamaica can get between 140 to 150 bushels per acre, compared to the 120 to 126 bushels per acre the Americans get on average.
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