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Poultry Feed Falls on Cheaper Inputs

by 5m Editor
7 February 2013, at 8:31am

INDIA - Lower input cost pulled prices of poultry feed products down by Rs 20 for a 50 kg bag.

Subhash Sharma, Financial Head, Sarvottam Poultry Feed Supply Centre Pvt Ltd, told The Hindu Business Line that the cost of production has decreased marginally over the last couple of weeks.

On Wednesday (6 February) soyameal went up by Rs 10 at Rs 2,830 a quintal; bajra at Rs 1,380 and maize at Rs 1,550. Di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 35.50 a kg, rice bran oil at Rs 57 a kg and mustard de-oiled cake was at Rs 1,500.

After ruling flat for almost 20 days, prices of poultry feed products went down by Rs 20 for a 50 kg bag; broiler concentrates at Rs 1,780 while broiler starter mash was at Rs 1,420. ‘Layer concentrate 25 per cent’ sold at Rs 1,385; layer concentrate 35% at Rs 1,070; pre-lay mash at Rs 990 and broiler finisher at Rs 1,400.

Meanwhile, an increase in demand pushed egg, broiler and chick prices up, on Wednesday.

Egg went up by 10 paisa and sold at Rs 3.22. Broiler went up by Rs 19 and quoted at Rs 97 a kg, while chicken sold Rs 10 up at Rs 32.

Demand for broiler and chick has increased and chick prices are likely to increase further in near future, said market experts.

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