Poultry Feed Unchanged as Input Costs Rule Steady24 January 2013
INDIA - With the cost of production being steady, prices of poultry feed products remained unchanged.
Aditya Mishra, a commodity expert, told The Hindu Business Line, that good demand and steady input cost kept feed products unchanged and may continue to rule around current levels for the next few days.
Key ingredients of poultry feed have been ruling in a tight range, he said.
After witnessing a continuous fall, soyameal recovered marginally and went up by Rs 20 to Rs 2,780 a quintal.
Bajra prices increased by Rs 10 to Rs 1,380, while maize dropped by Rs 30 to Rs 1,550.
Di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 36.50 a kg, while meat and bone meal were at Rs 32. Rice bran oil improved by Re 1 at Rs 57 while the prices of mustard de-oiled cake increased by Rs 20 at Rs 1,530.
After witnessing a fall last week, poultry feed products remained unchanged on Wednesday.
Feed demand is improving now, according to market experts.
Broiler concentrate quoted at Rs 1,800 for a 50-kg bag while broiler starter mash was at Rs 1,440.
Broiler pre-starter concentrate 30 per cent sold at Rs 1,540 for a 30-kg bag while layer concentrate quoted at Rs 1,365 for a 50-kg bag.
Pre-lay mash quoted at Rs 1,010 for a 50-kg bag and while broiler finisher went for Rs 1,420 for a 50-kg bag.
Meanwhile, better demand pushed broiler and chick prices further up while egg continued to witness a downtrend, on Wednesday.
Egg slipped by 36 paisa to Rs 3.12. Broiler went up by Rs 5 and quoted at Rs 80-85 a kg, while chick improved by Rs 2 to Rs 22.