Indian Poultry Keepers Warned of Temperature Fluctuations

4 February 2016, at 12:00am

INDIA - Weather advisers in India have warned of low night temperatures with some fog, whilst day time temperatures are expected to remain high.

The high diurnal temperature fluctuations would not be favourable for poultry as it would reduce feed intake, The Hindu reported.

A weather advisory from Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai, said that the maximum and minimum temperature was expected to be 34 degree Celsius and 20 degree Celsius respectively.

The release said that rising day-time temperature may induce mild stress in poultry and hence farmers were asked to use stress alleviating medicines.

Egg production and egg weight would also decline slightly as farmers had been asked to reduce energy content of feed by 50 kcal per kg to 2,500 kcal per kg feed.