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Poultry Feed Likely to Rise on Costlier Inputs

by 5m Editor
22 August 2013, at 7:15am

INDIA - Following an uptrend in prices of key ingredients over the last couple of days, poultry feed products may turn dearer in the near future.

Poultry feed prices stayed unchanged this week, despite an uptrend in prices of a few of its key ingredients, said trade expert Aditya Mishra to The Hindu Business Line.

Following volatility in soyameal, feed prices have not been altered yet, he said. There is an uncertainty in the soyameal market and if soyameal moves up further, feed prices will increase, he said. Prices may increase by Rs 200-300 for a tonne.

In the physical market, after witnessing a fall last weekend, soyameal witnessed a good rally, improved by Rs 1,700 to Rs 33,900. Bajra improved further by Rs 80 to Rs 1,390 a quintal, while di-calcium phosphate improved by 10 paisa and sold at Rs 33.80 a kg.

MBM went up by 30 paisa to 33.30 a kg, while maize moved up by Rs 20 to Rs 1,510 a quintal. Mustard de-oiled cake improved by Rs 200 and sold at Rs 14,200 a tonne, DRB improved by Rs 600 to Rs 11,200 while rice bran oil was at Rs 54 a kg. Broiler concentrate feed quoted at Rs 1,970 for a 50-kg bag, while broiler starter mash sold at Rs 1,480.Pre-lay mash sold at Rs 1,015, while layer grower mash quoted at Rs 955.

Layer concentrate 25 per cent sold at Rs 1,465 while layer concentrate 35 per cent was at Rs 1,150.Broiler finisher sold at Rs 1,460.

Meanwhile, broiler and chick improved on domestic demand while egg remained unchanged on Wednesday.

Broiler improved by Rs 2 and quoted at Rs 86-90 a kg, egg remained unchanged and sold at Rs 3.12, while chick went for Rs 23, Re 1 up from the previous level.

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