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Despite the severe damage caused by Hurricane Ike in September 2008, egg production has risen in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas.

The province managed to produce 66 million eggs during the 2009, three million more than the previous year.

The result was achieved thanks to the restoration of facilities; a greater supply of feed and proper management of the poultry, although, there is still much untapped potential to improve general efficiency in this branch of agriculture.

Engineer Waldo Torres, director of the Poultry Company in Las Tunas, told the provincial radio station Radio Victoria that they must work harder to increase the number of birds which is maintained in the production cycle and also to increase the average number of eggs per hen.

He said that in 2010 Las Tunas must achieve 3,000,800 eggs monthly to supply the local consumption.

The poultry farmers intended to achieve this year's production of 70 million eggs, four million more than recorded in 2009 and move towards the goal of exceeding the record of the province made in 1991, as soon as possible, with 93 million units.


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