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Poultry Feed Firm Despite Cheaper Ingredients

14 February 2013

INDIA - Poultry feed was unchanged on Wednesday (13 February) despite a drop in prices of a few key ingredients.

After its prices fell last week, feed remained stable over the week on steady production cost, said commodity analyst Aditya Mishra.

According to The Hindu Business Line, prices of a few ingredients have dropped, but it hasn’t made any major impact on the cost of production, he added.

Soyameal was down Rs 30 to Rs 2,800 a quintal. Bajra sold at Rs 1,380 a quintal, and maize increased by Rs 20 at Rs 1,570. Di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 35.50 a kg, while rice bran oil eased by Rs 2 at Rs 55 a kg. Mustard de-oiled cake fell by Rs 50 at Rs 1,450 a quintal, while meat and bone meal was unchanged at Rs 32 a kg.

Broiler concentrate quoted at Rs 1,780 for a 50-kg bag, while broiler starter mash was at Rs 1,420.

Layer concentrate 25 per cent sold at Rs 1,385 for a 50-kg bag, while layer concentrate 35 per cent quoted at Rs 1,070 for a 50-kg bag.

Pre-lay mash quoted at Rs 990 for a 50-kg bag, while broiler finisher sold at Rs 1,400 for a 50-kg bag.

Increased offtake pushed up egg prices further, while broiler and chick prices dropped on Wednesday on poor demand.

Egg was up 21 paise at Rs 3.43. Broiler dropped by Rs 7 at Rs 90 a kg, while chick sold at Rs 24, Rs 8 down.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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