Price of day-old chicks rises sharply in Bangladesh

July 27th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Dhaka, July 27 (IANS) The price of day-old chicks has zoomed nearly 200 percent in the past 10 days in Bangladesh, a month ahead of the Eid festival.

Poultry farmers said they bought the day-old chicks for Tk 60 (80 cents) each Tuesday, while they cost Tk 20-22 10 days ago, New Age reported.

There has been a growing demand ahead of Eid.

Bangladesh Poultry Shilpa Rokhkha Jatiya Parishad said that normally 10 lakh day-old chicks are sold, but the demand has now gone up to 13 lakh.

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