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Poultry Feed May Rule Unchanged on Steady Input Prices

02 December 2013

INDIA - Poultry feed prices continued to rule unchanged despite some fluctuation in prices of key ingredients.

Commodity expert Aditya Mishra  told The Hindu Business Line that steady input costs coupled with good demand kept feed prices unchanged. Though there has been some fluctuation in prices of key ingredients, it has not made much impact on the cost of production, he said.

Any major alteration in prices of key ingredient is unlikely and feed prices may continue to rule around current levels in the coming days.

In the physical market, soyameal dropped by Rs 500 to Rs 34,800 a tonne, while bajra eased by Rs 100 to Rs 12,800 a quintal.

Di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 34.70 a kg, MBM sold at Rs 31.80 a kg while maize went up by Rs 5 to Rs 1,500 a quintal. Rice bran oil improved by Re 1 to Rs 66 a kg, DRB eased by Rs 200 to Rs 7,800, while mustard de-oiled cake was at Rs 15,000 a tonne.

Ingredients may continue to rule with marginal fluctuation and an alteration of Rs 300-500 a tonne in soyameal or a Rs 40-50 a quintal change in maize and bajra would not make much difference in the market, said market experts. Currently, the demand for feed is good in the market and it may increase further in the coming days, said Mr Mishra.

Broiler concentrate quoted at Rs 2,010 for a 50-kg bag while broiler starter mash sold at Rs 1,550 for a 50-kg bag.

Pre-lay mash sold at Rs 1,040 for a bag. “Layer concentrate 25 per cent” was at Rs 1,480 for a 50-kg bag while “Layer concentrate 35 per cent” sold at Rs 1,165 a bag.

Meanwhile, a downtrend was witnessed in the poultry products market on Saturday on account of improved availability of stocks. Broiler was unchanged at Rs 66 a kg, egg eased by 11 paisa to Rs 3.95, while chick went for Rs 24, down Re 1.

ThePoultrySite News Desk

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