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Poultry prices surge by up to 50% on rising demand, lower production

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Dilip Kumar Jha Mumbai
Broiler chicken has become costlier by up to 50 per cent in March due to rising festive demand and lower production following large-scale bird deaths caused by widening day-night temperature differences.

Trade sources say that broiler chicken in Delhi is selling today at Rs 94 a kg as compared to Rs 62 a kg early this month, recording a 50 per cent rise in three weeks. The commodity reported a price rise of 35 per cent in Hyderabad to Rs 105 a kg on Wednesday from Rs 78 a kg in the beginning of March. Broiler chicken prices jumped in

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First Published: Mar 20 2019 | 7:31 PM IST

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