December 23, 2008
China Broiler Weekly: Prices pick up on festive demand surge (week ended Dec 22, 2008)


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Price summary


Broiler prices were higher in most regions.



Market analysis


AA broiler


Prices of AA broilers rose amid tight supplies. However prices of day-old-chicks remained weak as demand remained sluggish.


China breed broiler


Prices of China breed broilers picked up in most regions despite outbreaks of bird flu in the southern regions. Nevertheless, the market in Sichuan remained weak due to slack demand.


Market forecast
Demand for broilers in the period approaching the New Year holidays will support prices to stay at current levels. However, the situation may change should there be more bird flu outbreaks.


RMB1= US$0.1460 (Dec 23)

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