Costlier inputs keep poultry feed firm

Our Correspondent Karnal | Updated on March 20, 2013 Published on March 20, 2013


Following volatility in prices of key ingredients, prices of poultry feed remained unchanged this week.

Despite a fall in the prices of a few ingredients, feed prices were unchanged because input cost is still ruling on the higher side, said trade experts.

A few ingredients have come down but it hasn’t made any major impact on the cost of production. Feed prices may continue to rule around current levels for the next few days as we are waiting for the prices to stabilise, said experts.

Soyameal witnessed some correction as prices dropped by Rs 1,100 to Rs 32,500 a tonne.Bajra went up by Rs 10 and sold at Rs 1,450 a quintal, DCP was at 35.50 a kg while maize sold at Rs 1,560 a quintal.Prices of mustard de-oiled cake improved by Rs 600 to Rs 14,600 a tonne, rice bran oil quoted at Rs 54, while DRB sold at Rs 940 a kg, down Rs 80.

Feed Prices

After witnessing an uptrend last weekend, feed prices were unchanged this week.“Layer concentrate 25 per cent” was sold at Rs 1,425 for a 50-kg bag, while layer concentrate 35 per cent quoted Rs 1,110 for a 50-kg bag.

Pre-lay mash quoted at Rs 1,010 for a 50-kg bag while layer grower mash ruled at Rs 950 for a 50-kg bag. Broiler concentrate was at Rs 1,780 for a 50-kg bag while broiler starter mash was at Rs 1,420.

Poultry Products

Meanwhile, poultry items witnessed a mixed trend on Wednesday. After witnessing a continuous fall in the recent past, egg prices improved by 17 paise to Rs 2.70. Broiler remained unchanged at Rs 80 a kg, while chick sold at Rs 17, Re 1 down.

Published on March 20, 2013

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