As expected, dearer ingredients pushed up the cost of poultry feed products on Thursday. The uptrend was anticipated as prices of key ingredients have increased over the last two weeks, said Mr Subhash Sharma, Financial Head, Sarvottam Poultry Feed Supply Centre Pvt Ltd.

Soyameal has rallied and prices have increased by Rs 750 a quintal in last two weeks. It may go up further, he said.

A rally in soyameal is the prime reason behind the hike, Mr Sharma said.

On Thursday, soyameal prices increased by Rs 500 and quoted at around Rs 3,800 a quintal. Similarly, maize prices went up by Rs 15 to Rs 1,075 a quintal.

Bajra increased by Rs 20 and settled at Rs 1,030 a quintal. On the other hand, DCP ruled flat and quoted at Rs 35 a kg, while fish oil sold at Rs 82 a litre.

Poultry feed products

Prices of poultry feed products went up by Rs 30 and Rs70 for a 30 kg and a 50 kg bag respectively.Broiler concentrates feed went up by Rs 70 and quoted at Rs 1,630.

Broiler Starter Mash sold at Rs 1,280 for a 50 kg bag, Rs 40 up from its previous level.

Broiler Pre-Starter Concentrate increased 30 per cent (up Rs 50) and sold at Rs 1,420 for a 30 kg bag, while layer concentrate went up by Rs 60 and cost Rs 1,260 for a 50 kg bag.

Pre-lay mash quoted at Rs 830, Rs 30 up from its previous level while broiler finisher went up by RS 40 and sold at Rs 1,260 for a 50 kg bag.

Meanwhile, low production and good domestic demand pushed egg and broiler prices up in North India, while chick ruled firm.On Thursday, broiler quoted at Rs 125 a kg against Rs 120 last week.

The price of an egg went up by 10 paise to reach Rs 3.20, while chick remained unchanged and sold at Rs 17-18.

(This article was published on July 5, 2012)
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