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JAMMU: The Government Poultry farm Belicharana has recorded Rs 1 crore sale against day old chick produced at the farm during the current financial year.
The farm has produced over 2.81 lakh day old chicks this year and is expected to produce 20000 more by end of this fiscal.
In India, as in many other countries, the fast-food chain sources eggs from battery hens – an inhumane method of breeding poultry, where the hens are kept within the confinements of a space no larger than an A4 sized sheet. In 2015, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook had put in motion a 10-year-plan to “go cage free”. Following the promise, McDonald’s South Africa and Canada wings switched to cage-free eggs, but in India, where free-range chicken farming is in nascency, it’s yet to take a similar step.
The use of 'battery cages', a small wired cages a practice which has been outlawed across the world is still being rampantly used by the poultry farms in India.
HYDERABAD: After four years of muted profitability, the Indian poultry industry is expected to witness significant improvement in profits in fiscal 2017 (FY17), largely supported by lower soymeal (poultry feed) prices and remunerative broiler and table egg realisations.
Small-wired cages being used in poultry farms are killing hens in India, according to a five-month-long survey conducted by Pune-based NGO Animal Equality.
Taking note of the survey, the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) plans to issue show-cause notices to poultry farms using such cages, known as battery cages..
Each cage has a 67-sq inch space, which is less than a single sheet of paper measuring 94 sq inches.view more»
INDIA - The Indian poultry industry has strongly opposed moves to allow import of chicken legs from the United States after India lost its case in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) last year.
Indian poultry industry fears a potential for huge imports of cheap chicken legs from the US after India lost its case against US imports at the World Trade Organisation in July last year. The WTO ruling to allow US poultry imports was effectively notified in July 2016, though no imports from US have yet started.view more»
An investigation conducted by an animal rights group has revealed cruelty that millions of ‘useless’ male chicks are subjected to before being killed by top poultry companies in the Indian egg and meat industries. The probe by Anonymous for Animal Rights was conducted last year and obtained by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India.
Poultry feed costs were close to Rs 30 a kg in the first half of this fiscal on the back of high maize prices. In October, the cost fell by 10-12 per cent as soymeal prices tumbled 35 per cent given bumper domestic crop estimates and minimal export opportunity due to lack of price parity.view more»
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»