Pricey vegetables perk up eggs

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on November 13, 2017

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Eggs are on the rise again owing to good demand and pricey vegetables, after ruling flat at Rs 2.37 a piece for almost a month on account of poor offtake. The Namakkal-based National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) has increased the price of an egg to Rs 2.52.

“The lorry strike had pushed up the price of vegetables and, hence, egg was in good demand. So, we hiked the prices by 15 paise to Rs 2.52 a piece,” an NECC spokesperson told Business Line.

On the price trend, Mr R. Nallathambi, President of the Tamil Nadu Poultry Farmers Association, said the wholesale price of egg would not fall. “It has right now stabilised at Rs 2.52. Demand in North India is likely to be high in the coming days with the Shravan month getting over. The demand will also go up after Ramzan. So prices will increase,” he said.

NECC has also increased the price of its layer birds to Rs 40 a kg (Rs 35) while the Palladam-based Broiler Coordination Committee has increased its broiler rate to Rs 46 a kg (Rs 45).

Published on August 24, 2011

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