Poultry demand to reach 70% of pre-Covid level this quarter: industry
Consumer confidence has increased and there is an increase in people dining out, Suguna Poultry Farms’ managing director GB Sundararajan told ET.
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Sporadic lockdowns to curb Covid spread push retail fish and chicken prices up by 10%-20%
Chicken prices, which had come down to Rs 160 -170 per kg a week ago have risen to Rs 210-Rs 220 per kg. Fish prices too have shot up for consumers as the sporadic shutdowns kept retailers away from the wholesale market. Fish prices have increased by 10% -20% at the consumer level depending upon the variety and quality of fish.
Government approves Rs 15,000 crore infra fund for dairy, poultry and meat units
Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh said that the new infrastructure fund is part of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package announced to help those affected due to the lockdown clamped to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Government should take some concrete measures for livestock and fisheries in the Budget: Industry
The Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana which was announced in the last Union budget is yet to get approval from the cabinet. As the scheme aims to boost fish and aquatic products through appropriate policy, marketing and infrastructure support, it will be highly beneficial for the aqua farmers if the scheme gets implemented.
Coronavirus: Chicken prices fall, poultry industry affected
People were avoiding consumption of meat, fish, chicken, and egg etc. Due to the fall in demand, wholesale price of chicken had dropped by as much as 70 per cent. As a result, chicken was now available at Rs 100-150 per kg in retail compared with Rs 180-200 earlier on.
Poultry, egg prices fall on Covid-19 rumours
The egg industry has taken maximum hit as wholesale prices have slipped below the breakeven level.
Lockdown effect: Low consumption of milk, poultry worries ministry
Union minister for animal husbandry, dairy and fisheries, Giriraj Singh along with ministers of state, Sanjeev Balyan and Pratap Sarangi, have been taking stock of the situation on a regular basis. Ever since the lockdown, both the items have witnessed a decline in consumption largely due to supply and demand issues.
Government's locust control policy focuses on chemical spray alone, says farm expert
There is no doubt that the locust attack is a menace that cannot be ignored, but along with locust control, it must also be ensured that the control measures do not pollute air, water, environment and food chain, Haryana-based Kudrati Kheti Abhiyan Advisor Rajinder Chaudhary said.
Poultry industry may slash output to pare losses
In the past few months costly maize, the main ingredient of poultry feed, increased the cost of production, with the result that farm-gate prices of poultry increased around 20% year-on-year.
Change in demand-supply dynamics: Mutton prices softer, while chicken and potatoes become costlier
In Punjab and Telangana, chicken prices have risen as much as seven times at the retail level, to more than Rs 210 per kg from around Rs 30 a fortnight ago. In West Bengal, a major consumer, prices have increased 75%. Mutton, meanwhile, has become cheaper by 28% across the country.
Poultry firms’ margins to fall sharply in FY20: Icra
Operating margins may decline sharply due to increased prices of key ingredients.
West Bengal govt to raise cultivation of maize by 33%
Maize is an important component of poultry feed and for making biofules. It is also used in food processing. It is also used to make the shell of capsules, starch and as part of the food processing industry for making sauce, gravy, pudding, pies and others. The state govt won the Krishi Karman Award this year for improvement in maize production in the country.