Demand for soybean meal in bird feed industry hit due to bird flu scare

The demand for soybean meal in

the animal and bird feed industry has dropped due to the avian flu outbreak reported in different parts of the country, an official said here on Wednesday.

The demand for domestic consumption of the protein- rich feed is likely to reduce by one lakh tonne in January, the official said.

“Industries producing animal feed in the country had procured 5.5 lakh tonne of soybean meal in December 2020. We were expecting the same amount of procurement in January too, but after bird flu, the demand has reduced,” said Davish Jain, chairman of Indore-based Soybean Processors Association of India (SOPA).

In the current scenario, the consumption of soybean meal in the domestic industry will be around 4.5 lakh tonne, the official said.

However, there is hope that the drop in domestic consumption will be compensated with exports, as the demand in international market has increased, he said.

Maximum consumption of chicken feed made from soybean meal is in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, which are home to a large number of poultry farms, Jain said.

The leftover product after extracting soyabean oil is called soyabean meal, which is a major source of protein.

Apart from birds and animal feed, it is also used for making food products like soy flour and soy badi.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Similar Articles



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Rare Indian bird returns to Margalla after 30 years

Islamabad : Because of lowered human interventions particularly because of the variety of lockdowns prior to now, a uncommon chook Indian Pitta has lastly...

Viral Video Captures Beautiful Bird’s Nest Sitting Inside a Rare Tree Leaf. Watch

Nest Viral Video: A heartwarming video goes viral on social...