Poultry Feed Eases as Key Ingredients Turn Cheap17 January 2013
INDIA - Following continuous fall in prices of key ingredients, prices of poultry feed products turned cheaper on Wednesday, 16 January.
A continuous fall in soyameal mainly led feed prices down, said Aditya Mishra, a commodity expert.
After touching levels of Rs 3,010 a quintal in the third week of December, soyameal prices have been falling, he said.
According to The Hindu Business Line, soyameal eased further by Rs 70 and settled at Rs 2,760. Bajra went down by Rs 25 to Rs 1,370, while maize quoted Rs 30 up at Rs 1,580.
Di-calcium phosphate at Rs 36.50 a kg and meat and bone meal at Rs 32 a kg remained unchanged.
Rice bran oil was quoted at Rs 56 a kg, while after witnessing a fall last week, mustard de-oiled cake ruled flat at Rs 1,530 a quintal.
After ruling flat since the last week of November, feed prices went down by Rs 20-60 for a 30 kg and 50 kg bag on Wednesday.
Price of broiler concentrate feed eased by Rs 60 and quoted at Rs 1,800 for a 50-kg bag while broiler starter mash was Rs 20 down at Rs 1,440.
Broiler pre-starter concentrate 30 per cent went down by Rs 60 at Rs 1,540 for a 30-kg bag while layer concentrate quoted Rs 60 down at Rs 1,365 for a 50-kg bag.
Pre-lay mash and broiler finisher went down by Rs 20 each and quoted at Rs 1,010 for a 50-kg bag and Rs 1,420 for a 50-kg bag, respectively.
Meanwhile, an increase in demand pushed broiler and chick prices marginally up while egg traded in a negative territory, on Wednesday.
Egg was marginally down at Rs 3.48. Broiler went up by Rs 2 and quoted at Rs 78-80 a kg, while chick improved by Rs 4 and sold at Rs 20-22.