Association of poultry entrepreneurs explain the causes of the rising of egg price


Illustration Illustration - About the increase of commodity price of egg in some areas in Indonesia causing concern from traders and households. This increase has actually started since 2015.

Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Poultry Insurance Personnel (Pinsari) Singgih Januratmoko said the last few days the price of egg is increased. One cause is the result of still many cases of deaths due to disease 90/40 attacking hens in Indonesia.

"It has been more than two years since the disease that attacks the poultry and has not been resolved" he said on Wednesday, July 11th, 2018.

Mentioned that the disease 90/40 is a term that is often used among farmers to explain the decrease in the productivity of hens. For example, from the original production capacity of 90 percent of the total population, production recorded a drastic decrease to 40 percent.

Based on the site per Wednesday, July 11th 2018, chicken egg prices in the capital reached IDR 28.650 per kilogram. Meanwhile, the average price of chicken egg was recorded at IDR 26,900 per kilogram.

In addition, it is also mentioned other causes because there are still many deaths found in hens before the productive period. Atawa in farms known as starter grower has a high mortality rate.

Then, other causes also mentioned that the rising price of eggs is also due to the high price of chicken seeds.

In addition, since 2015, imports of chicken seeds for laying chicken is still minimal because under 30 thousand head per year. "Not to mention the import price of chicken feed affected by the weakening of the rupiah against the US dollar also affects (rising egg prices)" he said.


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