Uptick in poultry prices in Sri Lanka as demand outstrips supply

June 10, 2020

by Zahrah Imtiaz – As consumption in Sri Lanka picks up, poultry producers expect a shortage due to low supply. The market has already witnessed an increase in live bird and DOC prices. Over the past few months, breeders have culled up to 50% of hatching eggs and reduced production. Khyber Farms, Managing Director, Anaz Abuthahir told Asian Agribiz that live bird prices have picked up, from USD 0.93/kg to USD 2.02/kg. Similarly, chick prices are at USD 0.49-0.6/chick from USD 0.22/chick. “This is helping us recover losses but high DOC prices are discouraging future production,” he said.