Mysore/Mysuru: COVID-19 and hen flu scare have despatched costs of poultry merchandise plummeting with the hen meat being bought for as little as Rs. 110 per kg in Mysuru. “The gross sales have gone down drastically and we can not return the hen to farms, due to this fact we’re pressured to promote them at cheaper costs,” mentioned V. Ravi who owns BVR Hen in Hebbal.
Only a week again, the costs of broiler hen stood at Rs. 160 per kg and now it stands at Rs. 110 and skinless hen that was being bought for Rs. 190 per kg is now being bought at Rs. 130 per kg, he mentioned and added that he used to promote 30 to 40 kg hen meat daily and now he sells simply 10 to 15 kgs.
Some hen store house owners who’ve greater than two shops have closed down one or two retailers as it’s troublesome to take care of the retailers, electrical energy and wage for employees. “That is our household enterprise and I work with my uncle. He’s managing the primary store at Vijayanagar whereas I’m managing this outlet in T.Okay. Format. It’s only due to the hen flu scare that the costs have crashed,” Aslam, a hen dealer informed Star of Mysore.
The principle drawback is that whereas the availability has remained kind of intact, the demand has gone down drastically. Normally, the value of hen declines throughout summer season yearly as there may be much less demand for fowls throughout scorching local weather. However the misinformation handed on by way of the social media concerning the unfold of virus by way of poultry, egg and meat, has diminished the costs drastically, say merchants.
Usually, poultry business is worst hit in the course of the unfold of viral ailments, be it hen flu, chikungunya, or now the corona virus. Manjunath of Viren Hen at B.M. Shri Nagar mentioned that he used to promote over 80 kgs of hen meat daily and 150 kgs on Sundays. “Now the enterprise is barely 50 p.c,” he added.
There are greater than 500 hen shops in Mysuru. Some hoteliers say that common clients who’ve hen dishes usually are not asking for them anymore. “Individuals who used to hog on hen specialities together with soups and fry are asking for mutton and fish now,” mentioned a hotelier in metropolis.