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December 29, 2008

India Poultry Weekly: Meghalaya state sounds bird flu alert (week ended Nov 29, 2008)
 
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Price Summary
 
There was a mixed trend in market prices of broiler this week. There was a small increase in Palladam (Tamil Nadu and Kerala)by Rs. 3 per kgs.
 
Otherwise, all the remaining stations including Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Nashik, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Bhopal suffered losses.
 
Mixed trend was also seen in egg prices in the last week.  Kolkata (brown color variety) witnessed the maximum escalation by Rs. 10.
 
However, Barwala egg prices dropped by Rs. 7 followed by Delhi and Kolkata (white variety), dipping by Rs. 3 and Rs. 2 respectively.
 
The parent stock also weakened and settled at Rs. 4,000 per 20 birds on Saturday as compared to last week's price of Rs. 4,200 per 20 birds.
 
The price of layer bird remained stable this week as compared to last week's figures at Rs. 1,000 per 20 birds.    
 
Chick prices in North India were almost stable and traded at same price as on last week's around INR 19 per chick including Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) and Punjab and in Kolkata, it was traded between INR 16 to INR 18 per chick, this week ended on November 29, 2008.
 

Market Analysis
 
With authorities in neighboring state of Assam ordering the culling of poultry after suspected cases of bird-flu in its Kamrup district, Meghalaya on Friday sounded an alert to prevent outbreak of the disease in the state.
 
Veterinary officials had a meeting to assess the preparedness to the state in preventing the spread of the disease. Culling of poultry began in Kamrup district of Assam that shares border with Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi and West Khasi Hills districts.
 
Meghalaya already has in place 150 rapid response teams along with 2,170 personnel with protective equipment that was procured last year after the outbreak of bird flu in West Bengal.
 
On Saturday (November 29, 2008), authorities killed 10, 000 poultry in Kamrup district, taking the number of birds culled to 40,000.
 
Another 40,000 birds would be disposed off in five days, they said.
 
A total of 25 rapid response teams were helping in the culling operations at Hajo Revenue Circle, with 20 from Kamrup (rural) and five from neighboring Barpeta district, to stop the virus from spreading.
 
 
Market forecast
 
In the week ahead, due to the arrival of winter season, demand in the market will increase and broiler and eggs prices may increase slightly compared to this week's level. 
 
Prices of corn are likely to remain firm due to high demand despite increase in arrivals. Good export demand is also supporting the prices.
 
Soy prices are likely to trade weak on sluggish demand and rising arrivals.
 

Weekly transacted prices of broilers in India for 2008

Cities

Prices as of Nov 22
(Rs./kg live weight)

Prices as of Nov 29
(Rs./kg live weight)

Price change
(Rs./kg live weight)

     1.  Mumbai

59

54

- 05

     2.  Pune

59

54

-  05

     3.  Nashik

58

53

-  05

     4.  Surat (Gujarat)

60

55

- 05

     5.  Delhi

62 

50

- 12 

     6.  Kolkata

53

47

- 06 

     7.  Hyderabad

50

46

- 04

     8.  Bangalore

51

47

- 04 

     9.  PalladamT.Nadu

50

53 

+ 03 

     10.  Palladam Kerla

50

53

+ 03

     11.  Namakkal

46 

46

Stable

     12.  Bhopal

52

50 

- 02 

Prices are representative and for reference only.
 US $ 1 = Rs. 49.930 (Dec 4, 2008)

Note: The 12-city average includes Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Surat, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Banglalore, Palladam (Kerala & Tamilnadu), Namakkal, & Bhopal.


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