David Wolpert doesn’t address my questions regarding chicken imports, but replies with questions of his own (Chicken Questions, September 5). I will answer his — let’s see if he will answer mine.
The 30% imports share of the local market is derived from sources including the Bureau for Agricultural Policy 2018 baseline report, which put imports at 27% currently, projected to rise to about 38% in 2027. Its 2019 report says bone-in imports alone are expected to reach 33% by 2028. In addition, Astral, SA’s largest chicken producer, put the import figure at 31% in a results presentation in 2019.