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Lower Input Costs to Bring Down Poultry Feed Prices

by 5m Editor
23 September 2013, at 5:07am

INDIA - The prices of poultry feed products are likely to turn cheaper in the next three to four days on account of lower input costs.

Commodity expert Aditya Mishra told The Hindu Business Line that feed prices had been expected to turn cheaper by Rs 400-600 a tonne by the end of this week. However, following a continuous fall in soya meal and marginal recovery in bajra and maize, prices hadn’t changed yet.

According to trade sources, feed prices may drop by Rs 300-1,000 a tonne for different varieties in the next 3-4 days.

Layer concentrate may drop by Rs 500 a tonne while Layer full-feed may ease by Rs 300 a tonne. Broiler concentrate and Broiler full-feed may go down by Rs 1,and Rs 500 a tonne, respectively. In the physical market, soya meal dropped further by Rs 200 and sold at Rs 32,000 a tonne. After witnessing a drastic fall earlier this week, bajra recovered marginally by Rs 20 and sold at Rs 1,200-1,280 a quintal while di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 34.70 a kg.

MBM sold at Rs 32.60 a kg while maize recovered by Rs 50 to Rs 1,485-1,500 a quintal. DRB eased by Rs 400 and sold at Rs 11,000 a quintal while rice bran oil was unchanged at Rs 59 a kg. Mustard de-oiled cake eased by Rs 300 and sold at Rs 14,300 a tonne.

Broiler concentrate feed quoted at Rs 2,020 for a 50-kg bag while Broiler Starter Mash sold at Rs 1,530 for a 50-kg bag.

Pre-lay mash sold at Rs 1,040 for a 50-kg bag. Layer concentrate 25 per cent sold at Rs 1,490 for a 50-kg bag while Layer concentrate 35 per cent was at Rs 1,175 for a 50-kg bag.

Meanwhile, a downtrend was witnessed in the poultry products market on Saturday. Broiler dropped by Rs 9 to Rs 73-75 a kg.

Eggs went down by 4 paisa to Rs 3.07, while chick went for Rs 22-24, unchanged.

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