The price of eggs has risen as the cost of living crisis grips Thailand
Agricultural cooperatives in Chachoengsao, Chonburi, Suphanburi, Chiang Mai and Lamphun told the Association of Chicken Egg Producers that production costs fell from 2.94 baht to 3.2 baht per egg during the month. last due to rising feed prices.
However, the association’s president, Manote Chuthabthim, said the actual price of eggs on the farm will vary depending on negotiations and relationships with buyers.
“For example, regular customers could benefit from a cheaper price of 3.4 baht per egg,” he explained.
He also urged the government to take immediate action to address the shortages of animal feed raw materials plaguing farmers and feed manufacturers.
“We have asked the Department of Commerce to reduce import duties on corn, wheat and soybeans for animal feed, but the Department has so far not proposed this measure to Cabinet.”
Last Saturday (April 16), the Swine Raisers Association of Thailand announced that the price of live pigs on farms had risen from 92-96 baht last week to 96-98 baht per kilo. Meanwhile, wholesale and retail pork prices were set at 150-156 baht and 190-196 baht per kilo, respectively, rising from 147-153 baht and 182-192 baht.
Rising feed prices have pushed the cost of raising pigs to nearly 98 baht per kilo, the association said.
The price increases stem from the ongoing war in Ukraine, a major producer of raw materials for animal feed.