Commodities

Feed prices gain on higher input costs

Our Correspondent Karnal | Updated on November 20, 2017 Published on March 23, 2013

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With prices of soyameal and a few other key ingredients ruling higher, prices of poultry feed products increased on Saturday.

Higher input costs led feed prices upwards, said Aditya Mishra, a commodity expert. Dearer soyameal mainly pushed feed prices up, he said. Traders expect feed prices to rule around current levels for the next few days before rising further.After witnessing a downtrend earlier this week, soyameal prices went up by Rs 1,300 and quoted at Rs 33,800 a tonne.ajra remained unchanged at Rs 1,450 a quintal, DCP eased by 50 paisa and was at 35 a kg, MBM at Rs 38 a kg while maize sold at Rs 1,560 a quintal.

Mustard de-oiled cake went down by Rs 100 to Rs 14,500 a tonne, rice bran oil decreased by Rs 2 to Rs 52 while DRB was at Rs 880, down Rs 60.

Feed Prices

Broiler feed products went up by Rs 70-120 for a 50-kg bag. Broiler concentrate moved up by Rs 120 and quoted at Rs 1,900 for a 50-kg bag while Broiler Starter Mash was at Rs 1,490, up Rs 70.

After witnessing a price rise last weekend, layer feed products have been ruling unchanged since then. “Layer concentrate 25 per cent” was sold at Rs 1,425 for a 50-kg bag while layer concentrate 35 per cent was sold at Rs 1,110 for a 50-kg bag.Pre-lay mash was quoted at Rs 1,010 for a 50-kg bag while layer grower mash quoted at Rs 950 for a 50-kg bag. In the first week of April, feed prices may increase further, said Aditya Mishra.

Poultry Products

Meanwhile, a fall in demand pulled poultry items down on Saturday. After witnessing some recovery earlier this week, egg eased by 28 paise and sold at Rs 2.42. Broiler moved down by Rs 5 and quoted at Rs 72-75 a kg, while chick sold at Rs 15-16, Re 1 down.

Published on March 23, 2013
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