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Poultry Feed Prices Rise on Costlier Inputs

by 5m Editor
7 March 2014, at 3:58am

INDIA - Prices of poultry feed increased this week following an uptrend in prices of key ingredients in the last few days.

Higher input costs led feed prices upwards, trade expert Aditya Mishra told The Hindu Business Line. Dearer soybean meal, mainly pushed feed prices up, he said. Prices of feed products have increased by INR25-75 for a 50-kg bag.

Traders expect that if soyameal continues to rally, feed prices may increase further in the coming days. In the physical market, soyameal went up by INR1,400 to INR38,000 a tonne, while bajra dropped by INR1,200 and sold at INR13,000 a quintal.

Di-calcium phosphate moved up by INR2.20 and was at INR36.80 a kg while maize sold at INR1,500 a quintal. DRB went up by INR400 and sold for INR8,500, Rice bran oil moved up by INR2 and sold at INR55 a kg, MBM improved by INR1 and was at INR42 while mustard de-oiled cake increased by INR200 and was at INR15,000 a tonne.

Pre-lay mash moved up by INR50 and sold at INR1,100. Layer concentrate 25 per cent was at INR1,520, INR30 up while layer concentrate 35 per cent improved by INR25 and was at INR,200. Broiler concentrate increased by INR75 and quoted at INR2,115 for a 50-kg bag.

Broiler went up by INR1 and was at INR57 a kg, egg dropped by 8 paise and was at INR3.27, while chick went for INR13, INR2 down.

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