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Thai Producers Resume Exports


Oct 24, 2014


The USDA-Foreign Agriculture Service GAIN report for Thailand (TH4076 of September 2nd 2014) forecasts increased production and exports in 2015.  The table below depicts the projected production and exports for 2014 and 2015.  Currently it is estimated that the cost of production of broilers weighing 2.4kg at 49 days with a feed conversion of 1.8 is between $1.20 to $1.30 per bird. Proportions of cost include chicks, 22%; feed 63%; housing and labor, 14%.  The wholesale live broiler price over the first six months of 2014 was 59 U.S. cents per kg.  The retail price for raw chicken meat was $1.19 per kilogram. 

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