Indian poultry sector loses more corn to ethanol

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Competition for corn between India’s poultry and ethanol industries is ramping up, causing corn prices to hike by 20%. Prices have jumped to USD 0.32/kg from USD 0.26/kg in the last three months. The higher corn prices have raised poultry feed prices to USD 0.48/kg from 0.43/kg in January. The indu...

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Zahrah Imtiaz
Editor, Asian Feed Magazine and FeedWatch, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Zahrah writes that investment in food animal production will outstrip other industries in India in the next decade, and how it will impact the feed industry in the article ‘Indian feed industry looks for solutions to volatility’.