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Poultry prices jump by 25% in two weeks on increased consumer demand

Despite the increase, both broiler chicken and eggs are selling at break even, though their cost of production has declined on account of a sharp fall in the price of feed such as maize and soybean

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Normally, one round of replacement takes place in 40-45 days. So, the first round of replacement was damaged in the beginning of lockdow as consumers stayed away from purchase

Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
Poultry prices have risen by as much as 25 per cent in the past fortnight, due to a gradual increase in consumer demand. This follows the resumption in economic activity under Unlock 1.0, which started on June 8 after a 75-day lockdown.

With this increase, chicken is available at the farmgate for Rs 75-80 a kilo (kg), from Rs 60-65 a kg in the first week of June. Similarly, eggs are quoted at Rs 4.50-5 apiece, against Rs 3-3.50 apiece. Despite the increase, both broiler chicken and eggs are selling at break-even levels, even though their cost of production has declined

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First Published: Jun 20 2020 | 7:11 PM IST

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