It may cost you R2 more per kilo to put chicken on your table this Christmas.
South Africa’s biggest poultry group, Astral Foods, says producers need to increase prices to break even and make a profit.
CEO, Chris Schutte says the industry has been facing increased costs due to the avian flu outbreak, rolling blackouts and water shortages.
The egg production cycle is also only expected to normalise early next year.
In the meantime, South Africans will have to scramble together a bigger budget to keep things festive this December.