October 19, 2015
 
Thai Feed & Livestock Weekly: Rains weaken Thailand’s livestock prices (Week 1, Oct 2015)
 
By F.E. OLIMPO
 
An eFeedLink Exclusive
 
 
Price summary
  

FEED GRAINS

AVERAGE PRICE
as of Week 1 Oct 2015
(in THB/Kg)

AVERAGE PRICE
as of Week 4  Sep 2015
(in THB/Kg)

Changes
(in THB/Kg)

Corn 

7.48

7.47

-0.01

Soy 

15.19

15.52

-0.33

Soymeal 

18.35

18.35

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Fishmeal (less than 60% protein)

39.70

39.70

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LIVESTOCK

AVERAGE PRICE
as of Week 1 Oct 2015
(in THB/Kg)

AVERAGE PRICE
as of Week 4  Sep 2015
(in THB/Kg)

Changes
(in THB/Kg)

Live pigs

69.02

69.44

-0.42

Live broiler

41.14

41.44

-0.30

Eggs/100 pcs

296.00

294.00

2.00

Beef cattle (live)

105.66

105.68

-0.02

     
 
Feed grains
   
The farmgate price of Thai corn, according to Thailand's Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE), is THB7.48/kg this week, up marginally from THB7.47/kg last week on consistent demand. Delivered to Bangkok feed mills, its average price is THB8.97/kg, up from THB8.95/kg a week ago.
 
The average FOB export price of Thai corn is US$255.60/tonne, down from US$258.40/tonne last week.
 
Soy trades locally at THB15.19/kg, down from THB15.52/kg last week. The price is expected to slightly recover in the next few weeks following an uptick in the futures price of soy in the US to US$306.23/tonne this week, from US$305.87/tonne last week, according to OAE analysts.
 
The average price of soymeal, meanwhile, is THB18.35/kg, unchanged since last week.
 
Also unchanged during the last two weeks is the price of fishmeal, which is THB39.70/kg.
  
  
Livestock
 
Due to heavy rains in many parts of the country, demand for chicken has dropped, causing the farm-gate price of live broiler to drop by 0.6% to THB41.14/kg this week on the average, from THB41.44/kg last week.
 
Despite the rains, demand for chicken eggs has increased slightly, causing a slight increase of 0.68% in their farm-gate price to THB296 per 100 pcs, from THB294 a week ago.
 
Also because of the rains, demand for pork has dropped, leaving the price of live hogs to tumble from THB69.44/kg last week to THB69.02/kg this week, a 0.60% difference.
 
The same fate has hit live beef cattle, whose price slid to THB105.66/kg this week, from THB105.68/kg this week.
 
US$1=THB 35.26 (as of Oct 19, 2015)
 


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