Bird flu outbreak hits poultry prices; sales plummet in North

The scare caused by the outbreak of avian flu noted in 6 States has started off impacting the beleaguered poultry sector.

Prices of poultry goods these types of as chicken meat and eggs have taken a beating above the past few of times as people have started off shunning them.

Prices decline

In North India, the steep decline in offtake has impacted the charges, stated Ramesh Chander Khatri, President of Poultry Federation of India (PFI).

“The farm-gate charges of chicken have started off slipping noticeably in the previous couple times. Although the selling price was between ₹90 and ₹100 a kg previous week, it is now remaining sold for ₹50-55 a kg. Even the usage is down by virtually 70 per cent,” Khatri stated incorporating that this was mostly because of to needless scare remaining made by the media that poultry usage could lead to contracting the an infection.


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Areca prices remain firm in 2020 despite lockdown

The Covid-induced lockdown in 2020 appears to be to have served the arecanut sector in having a very good rate for the commodity at a time when the crop creation was a lot less compared to the past year.

Mahesh Puchhappady, Standard Secretary of the All India Areca Growers’ Affiliation, informed BusinessLine that the lockdown served farmers who have been impacted by the crop loss to the extent of close to 30-35 for each cent throughout the year.

He said the unconventional rise in the temperature throughout the summertime months led to tender nut dropping in the arecanut plantations and also impacted flowering throughout the interval.

The creation loss was compensated by the very good rate for the commodity throughout the year predominantly since of the lockdown.

Campco’s helping hand

Thanking the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Cooperative (Campco) Ltd for its initiative to purchase arecanut from growers

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