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Mumbai, Feb 21: The domestic poultry industrys profitability is expected to improve sharply in FY17 majorly benefiting from lower soymeal prices.
Domestic poultry industry is expected to register sharp improvement in profitability in FY17 majorly supported by lower soymeal prices in H2 FY17 and remunerative broiler and table egg realisations during Q1 FY17.view more»
KOLKATA: An increase in production cost, coupled with spurt in local demand during the wedding season and an occasional drop in supplies, have pushed up chicken prices in the last month. Chicken now costs 30% higher in the city markets to make up for the losses poultry farmers have been making.view more»
Meat and egg consumption across the country has shown an increasing trend, indicating that Indians are eating better now. In a survey carried out last year between July and October, the Ministry of Agriculture found a 7 to 9 per cent increase in just three months in their consumption. The Ministry is expecting a total production of meat at 7.37 million tonnes and eggs at 87.05 billion by the end of the financial year.
With the direction of The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), Tripura government issued alert to each school of the state implementing mid day meal scheme for upper primary level students to beware from fake eggs in the dish.
The state government has accepted the recommendation of the Woman and Child Development Department to serve eggs six days a week for anganwadi children as part of the initiative to eradicate malnutrition among children.
Due to prevailing temperature, the feed intake in poultry will remain normal and the sky will be mostly clear and dry in the next two days. Maximum and minimum temperatures will respectively be around 34° Celsius and 20° Celsius. Wind speed will be around 3 km per hour, mostly from east direction. Poultry may feel slightly discomfort at this temperature, and hence farmers should continue to provide high energy and vitamin D3 enriched feed.view more»
HYDERABAD: Have the birds in India, particularly poultry, adapted to the deadly avian flu virus? Recent trends in the outbreak of bird flu in different parts of the country have led experts to believe that the H5N1 virus may not pose much danger to human or veterinary health any more.
BHUBANESWAR: The Fisheries and Animal Resources Development Department has initiated proactive measures to increase egg production in the State keeping in view the rising demand and dependence on neighbouring Andhra Pradesh to meet the shortfall.
While Odisha had 66 layer farms with bird capacity of 40 lakh during 2012-13, the number has increased to 71 farms with layer bird capacity of 57 lakh in 2016.view more»
Expressing concerns over the possible import of chicken leg pieces from the US, the Telangana Poultry Federation (TPF) has requested the Indian government to impose anti-dumping duty to safeguard the domestic poultry sector. Since Americans don’t prefer chicken leg pieces as they eat only breast part, stocks of thrown away chicken leg pieces are piling up in the US, which wants to dump these products in India.view more»
BENGALURU: The department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Service will soon make Avian influenza testing mandatory for poultry farms to get their annual renewal.
Animal Husbandry Minister A Manju said annual medical certificate will be a must, failing which all the government facilities will be stopped.view more»
AHMEDABAD: President of the broiler farmers' co-ordination committee, Anvesh Patel, in a press release stated that even as some 10km around Hathijan village of Ahmedabad, and the Union Territory of Daman have been declared 'bird flu affected', poultry products are safe to consume. Patel, in the press release, stated that even in the tests conducted by the animal husbandry department, chicken samples were found to be unaffected by the bird flu virus.
Soyabean meal is used as an animal feed.
The exchange already offers futures trade in soyabean and refined soya oil.
NCDEX unveiled futures trade contracts in soyabean meal for delivery in March and April.view more»
SURAT: Valsad administration is unofficially stopping all poultry products from coming into and going out of the district ever since it learnt about suspected bird flu deaths of three ducklings in the Union territory of Daman on Saturday last.
There is no ban on sale of chickens and eggs because bird flu has not been detected in Valsad, yet the local administration has unofficially asked police to not let into the district any vehicle carrying poultry products. This is because some ducks too had died in Daman and a report on them is still awaited by the authorities there.view more»
AURANGABAD: The cash cleanup drive has hit the city's wholesale egg market as prices stood at Rs 380 for a batch of 100 on Sunday. This is around Rs 70 less than what local dealers had anticipated.
Winter generally brings with it a heavy demand for eggs as the protein-laden food promotes body heat during the cold. Egg prices subsequently shoot up as consumption increases manifold and sales go up 100%. The trend, however, appears to have changed this year as the demand for eggs has slipped and prices have follow suit.
With prevailing lowered day and night temperatures may cause egg production to drop, poultry farmers were asked to increased energy content in feeds.
A press release from Agromet Field Unit of Veterinary College and Research Institute here and Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai said that cloudless and chill weather will cause enhanced feed intake in birds.view more»
Nagpur: Started with the aim of providing alternate source of income, a five-day training programme being run by the department of poultry science of Nagpur Veterinary College got good response from farmers.
Under Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana, state had sanctioned Rs 1.5 crore for the three-year project. Its mandate was to train 500 farmers in poultry farming in Nagpur district. But actual trainings started only in financial year 2016-17. "Yet, 400 farmers received training in the last eight months, first two years of the project went in getting funds released and setting up training centre at Telangkhedi.
Tamil Nadu Poultry Farmers Association has urged the State government to procure eggs for the noon meal scheme directly from the farmers which was followed three years ago.
The silver jubilee celebrations, general body meeting and installation of new office-bearers were held here on Wednesday.Poultry farmers were directly supplying eggs for the noon meal scheme at low price for many years.view more»
Ahmedabad: The president of the Broiler Farmer Coordination Committee (BFCC) Anu Patel met top officials of the animal husbandry department and urged the government to declare the poultry industry safe to save the industry from a crisis.
Patel said they had urged the government to salvage the situation, especially the positive tests for H5N1 came from turkey and guineafowl alone. Not a single case has been reported in poultry but the scare has adversely impacted the sale of chicken, which plunged by 50% in two days.
The Odisha government on Monday said there was no need to panic over bird flu as the bird mortality was reported from a small locality in Rourkela.
The Fisheries and Animal Resource Development (FARD) Department has sent 60 samples for testing at the National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD), Bhopal.
Death of some birds in aviary enclosure of the Indira Gandhi Park Zoo, Rourkela, had raised the fear over H5N1virus infection. Samples were sent to NIHSAD, which confirmed the infection. Subsequently, avian enclosures were disinfected.view more»
Poultry farmers were asked to increase the metabolizable energy content and Vitamin D3 content of the feed to restrict the feed intake just above the standard level, the sky will be slightly cloudy with less chance of rainfall over the next four days. Maximum and minimum temperature will be 33 degree Celsius and 18 degree Celsius respectively. Wind speed will be around three km per hour, mostly from southeast. The release said that the week ahead will be the period of lowered day and night temperatures. Cloudless and chill weather will cause enhanced feed intake in birds. Restriction will not help to reduce the egg weight, but may cause egg production to drop. Hence, farmers were advised to increase the energy content of feed to 2,600 kcal/kg.