Bhubaneswar: After chook flu outbreak, the specter of the lethal coronavirus has severely hit the poultry farmers in Odisha, forcing them to go for misery sale of the chickens.
Studies from Nimapara in Puri districts stated that the poultry farmers on Sunday had mounted Rs 40 per rooster. As nobody turned as much as buy the rooster, they then provided three chickens at Rs 100, which additionally didn’t appeal to any buyer.
With no choice left, the poultry farmers on Monday went for a misery sale of rooster at Rs 10 every.
Speaking to the media, president of the All Odisha Poultry Discussion board (AOPF) Harmohan Das stated because the consumption of rooster within the state has come down drastically as a result of menace of the coronavirus, the farmers are unable to promote the chickens. Consequently, the unsold chickens have grown up. Unable to feed these huge chickens, the farmers are ready to promote these at a a lot cheaper price. If this case continues, the farmers will lose their livelihood, he added.
Sources within the Animal Sources Growth division stated that the every day sale of eggs in Odisha is about one crore whereas that of rooster is about 30-40 lakhs in every week. On account of chook flu and the coronavirus menace, the quantity of sale has come all the way down to about 50 per cent.