Demand for Poultry Products Improves

INDIA - With the cost of production being steady, prices of poultry feed products remained unchanged last week.
calendar icon 9 December 2013
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A steady trend in soyameal and maize is the main reason behind the stable cost of production, said commodity expert Aditya Mishra to The Hindu Business Line.

Soyameal makes up 25 per cent of broiler feed and hence, fluctuation in feed prices depends on soyameal prices, he said.

Demand for poultry products has started to improve and feed consumption has also improved over the last few days, said experts. In the physical market, soyameal eased by Rs 200 to Rs 34,200 a tonne, while bajra was unchanged at Rs 13,000 a quintal.

Di-calcium phosphate sold at Rs 34.70 a kg, MBM dropped by 30 paisa and sold at Rs 31.50 a kg, while maize was at Rs 1,500 a quintal. Rice bran oil regained its previous level, improved by Re 1 to Rs 66 a kg, DRB eased by Rs 100 to Rs 7,400, while mustard de-oiled cake quoted at Rs 15,000 a tonne.

Key ingredients have been ruling in a tight range over the last few weeks and feed products may continue to rule around current levels over the next few days too, said market experts.

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 50-kg bag.

“Layer concentrate 25 per cent” ruled at Rs 1,480 for a 50-kg bag, while “Layer concentrate 35 per cent” sold at Rs 1,165 for a 50-kg bag.

Meanwhile, increased off-take pushed broiler and chick prices up, while egg prices were unchanged . Broiler moved up by Rs 15 to Rs 76-78 a kg; egg was at Rs 3.80, while chick went for Rs 23, up Re 1.

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