Prices for chicken, beef, and pork remain stable at local markets

Prices for chicken, beef and pork at the local markets remain stable on the market.

On Sunday, the Department of Public Information (DPI) visited the Bourda and La Penitence markets and spoke to meat vendors on and off camera about the prices for meat during the past few months.

Meat prices in local markets remain stable

Tony Anthony, proprietor of Tony’s Pork Shop at the Bourda Market told DPI that pork prices remain the same compared to the past months.

“My pork is $600 a pound and pork scarce you know” he disclosed.

Meanwhile, Shawn Rankin owner of Robin’s Halaal Meat Centre at the Bourda Market said the price for chicken remains stable for the past months.

Fish, meat prices stable

“Chicken is $480 a pound right now, and $640 for beef.”

Naeem Bacchus proprietor of Saleem Meat Centre at the La Penitence market said, “Chicken is $500 and beef is $640…. the price for the meat stable for the longest while now. We sell by the pound because people don’t want to pay the extra for the kg.”

John Springer a vendor at the La Penitence market told DPI his chicken prices have been at $480 for the longest while.

“It’s normal. It’s $480, $500 if you want it cut up. It has been increased but I try to fight the market, I can’t beat down my customers them.”

Chicken being sold at affordable prices

The Ministry of Agriculture early Sunday disclosed that chicken prices are stable at various supermarkets. Chicken is sold between $390 and $400 and retailed at $426 at the Bounty Supermarket. At Royal, chicken is wholesaled between $360 to $390.

Meanwhile, at Arjune’s Chicken Depot, Stratsphey, East Coast Demerara, chicken is wholesaled between $290 to $300 and $360 at a retail price while at Pompy’s in Corentyne, Berbice it is being wholesaled at $300 to $360 with the retail price being $400 to $460.

Checks at the Parika Market and several butcheries and meat centres in West Demerara also revealed that the price for meats has been stable for several months now.