The hen flu scare that hit the poultry field incredibly challenging previous month refuses to die down, dragging the hen prices down and spoiling the essential year for the poultry farmers.
That the are living hen prices at the farm gate are ruling at ₹40-fifty a kg on Thursday as versus ₹90 in a normal current market demonstrates how deep the sentiment is.
In the retail current market, the hen is bought in the array of ₹ fifty-a hundred and sixty a kg. It utilized to be bought at ₹200-220 right before the hen flu stories emerged.
Desire limps again
Eggs are faring rather better with prices increasing to ₹3.90-four.05 an egg at the farm gate. The value of eggs, which fell to as very low as ₹3.eighteen a piece in the 2nd week of January, is slowly but surely choosing up on renewed intake.
“The sentiment in city parts is yet to decide up with regard to broiler hen. Prices are 50 % of what it should be,” Errabelli Pradeep Rao, a senior poultry field chief, advised BusinessLine.
He, on the other hand, said that the need in rural parts has picked up, while it did not mirror in the pricing.
He said the peak year for poultry field is November-February each individual year. “The field survives on the returns that we get during the year. But this year, the hen flu scare has finished critical harm,” he said.
Eggs fare better
Subba Raju, who represents the Nationwide Egg Coordination Committee (NECC), has said that the layer (egg-laying) facet of the business has shown signals of revival with prices likely up to ₹390 (for one hundred eggs) on Thursday from about ₹320 a month in the past.
“The year 2020-21 was incredibly poor for the field. All through the original days of the Covid-19 pandemic, the need fell greatly because of to the rumours that the infection is spreading by eggs and hen,” he said.
“The need afterwards picked up soon after medical doctors and researchers advising people to try to eat hen to boost immunity. It, on the other hand, plummeted again soon after the hen flu stories hit the headlines,” he said.
Telangana creates four-four.5 crore eggs a working day, with 50 % of it eaten domestically. The Hyderabad current market alone consumes seventy five lakh eggs a working day.