Duck egg price reaches K 300 due to increased livestock feed price

Retail prices of eggs in the domestic market have risen since July last year, when they became a healthy food during the COVID-19 epidemic.
“As eggs were consumed as a healthy diet in the COVID-19 period, the price has risen from K 100/120 per egg to K 1,000 for 6/8 eggs; Since then, the prices of chicken and duck feed went up and have not dropped again,” said a consumer in Lanmadaw Township.
Although the price of a duck egg sold by retailers who re-sell the eggs from egg wholesale centres is K 300, the vendors from the delta areas are selling them at K 240/250 for a big one, and K 200 for a small one.
Duck farming is practiced in the delta areas, where a retail egg costs only K 180/200, said U Than Chaung, a resident in Mawlamyinegyun. This month’s livestock feed prices is 28,000 kyats per bag, Ko Soe Tint, a livestock farmer in Bogale said. With the onset of the rainy season this month, ducks can still be released in the fields when farming begins, and so there is a reasonable saving of feed. In shopping malls, a package with 10 eggs weighing 60 grams each costs 1,900 kyats, at 2100 kyats per 70 grams, and the occasional organic egg card sells for around 3,000 kyats.—TWA/GNLM

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