Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Poultry

Chicken or egg, farmer comes last in India’s wildly swinging poultry business

Hit by mounting losses, small poultry owners have been reduced to mere labourers, rearing chickens on contract for large suppliers.

After India’s wheat restriction, Malaysia bans poultry exports in latest food protection move

Malaysia will halt exports of 3.6 million chickens a month from 1 June, which is likely to hit countries like Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Japan and Hong Kong.

India’s ethanol production can’t ride on surplus sugar and rice. Modi govt needs a way out

Any major diversion of corn usage towards ethanol production would severely impact India's poultry sector. Modi govt's target of E20 by 2025 needs 2G biofuels.

Covid meant high protein intake but chicken, eggs, oil, all acting pricey. Govt must intervene

About 18% contribution to May, June inflation numbers was made by the three livestock categories: ‘milk and products’, ‘eggs’ and ‘meat and fish’.

Chicken or egg? Doesn’t matter, neither is really selling well since Covid hit India

Broiler chicken prices have plunged for third time in the past year. And weekend-focused lockdowns have made things worse, stakeholders say.

No spread of bird flu among poultry in Delhi, says official

All 100 samples collected from 35 poultry birds in Delhi's Ghazipur market have tested negative for bird flu, a senior Animal Husbandry Unit officer said.

‘They have all been killed’ — Bird flu spells tragedy for poultry farmers after Covid hit

Bird flu cases in 9 states & UTs means chicken farmers, who were barely starting to recover from Covid impact, are having to cull large numbers of stock a second time in 12 months.

4 lakh chickens have died in Haryana poultry farms in one month, Glanders found in horses

JP Dalal, Animal Husbandr Minister of Haryana said that about 1.60 lakh birds in five nearby farms would be culled and Rs 90 per bird will be given as compensation to the owners.

India’s poultry industry needs Rs 20,000 cr to recover from crash caused by Covid rumours

Chicken prices at the farm gate plummeted as much as 70% in March from January, forcing farmers to cull large numbers and causing huge losses.

China’s fresh meat lovers lament death of live poultry markets

China will gradually close all live poultry markets to cut public health risks and step up supervision of farmers’ markets amid the Covid-19 outbreaks.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
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GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.