Chicken price falls in Yangon

DSC 5033 A chicken seller at a market in Yangon. Consumption of chicken and eggs has declined after chicken were killed by H5N1. Photo Phoe Khwar copy

Price of broiler chicken (CP) and laying hen has fallen in Yangon market, according to broiler chicken farms.

Price of live broiler chicken (CP) has fallen to about K 5000 per viss a month ago and now, while price of laying hen has also declined half.

“Per viss of live broiler chicken is between K5800 and K6000. Now it is being sold here is at K5400. Wholesale price has fallen by K400-K500 at least per viss in Yangon market. The price is based on Yangon market. When Yangon market price falls other markets’ price also falls. When Yangon market price gets high other markets’ price also gets high. Yangon market price has been low a bit these months,” said U Khin Maung Win, a broiler chicken farm owner from Pathein.

In Myanmar, broiler chicken farms are largely run in Yangon, Bago, Ayeyarwaddy, Mawlamyine and Mandalay and from these cities, chicken meat are being distributed to other states and regions.

It has been about three months that laying hen (kyatnima) price has also declined nearly half in Yangon, according to chicken livestock farms.

“Price of kyatnima has also declined. Wholesale price for live chicken per viss is K3500-K3900, down from K6700 in previous months. The price declining is rough. Now price of per viss is just K3900, fell by nearly half. It has been a couple of months,” said a broiler chicken farm owner.

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