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Higher Input Costs Push Up Poultry Feed Prices

by 5m Editor
2 August 2012, at 8:25am

INDIA - Despite some correction in prices of key ingredients , prices of poultry feed products increased by Rs 70-120 for a 30-kg and 50-kg bag, respectively.

Prices of poultry feed products have been raised as prices of feed products were not hike in the ratio in which the ingredients were getting dearer, said Subhash Sharma, Financial Head of Sarvottam Poultry Feed Supply Centre Pvt Ltd.

The uptrend was anticipated as prices of key ingredients have increased rapidly over the last one month, he said.

According to The Hindu Business Line, on Wednesday, 1 August, soyameal prices decreased by Rs 100 and quoted at around Rs 4,500 a quintal. Similarly, maize prices slid by Rs 20 to Rs 1,480 a quintal.

Bajra decreased by Rs 10 to Rs 1,200 a quintal, DCP quoted Rs 43 a kg, while fish oil sold at Rs 100 a litre.

After witnessing a price rise last week, prices of poultry feed products increased further. Broiler concentrates feed went up by Rs 100 and quoted at Rs 2,060 for a 50-kg bag. Broiler Starter Mash increased by Rs 100 and sold at Rs 1,540 for a 50-kg bag.

“Broiler Pre-Starter Concentrate 30 per cent” went up by Rs 90 and sold at Rs 1,730 for a 30-kg bag, while layer concentrate cost Rs 1,540 for a 50-kg bag, Rs 70 up from previous level.

Pre-lay mash increased by Rs 120 and quoted at Rs 1,080 while broiler finisher sold at Rs 1,520 for a 50-kg bag, Rs 100 up from previous level.

Meanwhile, broiler and chick prices dropped marginally, on Wednesday. Broiler quoted at Rs 78 a kg against Rs 80 last week, while chick went down by Re 1 and sold at Rs 7.

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