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Poultry Feed Unchanged Despite Cheaper Ingredients

10 January 2013

INDIA - Despite a downtrend in the prices of its key ingredients, poultry feed prices remained unchanged this week.

Aditya Mishra, a commodity expert, told The Hindu Business Line that prices of a few ingredients have come down but it hasn't made any major impact on the cost of production.

If the soya-meal and mustard prices go further down, poultry feed prices may decrease, he added.

Soyameal eased by Rs 70 to Rs 2,830 a quintal. Bajra dropped marginally by Rs 5 and sold at Rs 1,395, while maize quoted at Rs 1,550, down by Rs 5. Di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 36.50 a kg, while meat and bone meal sold at Rs 32. Rice bran oil was at Rs 56, while mustard de-oiled cake was Rs 140 down at Rs 1,530 a quintal.

Broiler concentrates feed quoted at Rs 1,860 for a 50-kg bag while broiler starter mash was at Rs 1,460.

“Broiler pre-starter concentrate 30 per cent” sold at Rs 1,600 for a 30-kg bag while layer concentrate quoted at Rs 1,425 for a 50-kg bag.

Pre-lay mash quoted at Rs 1,030 while broiler finisher sold at Rs 1,440 for a 50-kg bag.

Meanwhile, better demand pushed egg, broiler and chick prices further up, on Wednesday, 9 January.

Egg increased marginally by 5 paise and sold at Rs 3.50, broiler went up by Rs 12 and quoted at Rs 70-78 a kg, while chick improved by Rs 5 and sold at Rs 17-18.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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