Difficult pricing terminology for broiler and egg rates can be sometimes confusing. In this article, I have tried to explain the different terms used in the pricing of broiler chicken and eggs. This can be useful for many people such as a new poultry farmer and students. Moreover, this can be a guide to understand the nuisances of the poultry industry.
- Farm Gate price of Broilers and other poultry
- The price of the broiler chicken available at the farm. This is excluding any transport or delivery charges.
- Refer to the broiler rates on our website
- Producer price (for broiler and other poultry farmers)
- These prices are determined at the farm gate or first-point-of-sale transactions. Here farmers take part in their capacity as sellers of their own products (broilers or eggs).
- Wholesale price (Mandi price)
- After broiler meat or eggs have left the farm-gate, it may pass through one or even two Mandi/traders/agents and a chain of other “middlemen before reaching the retailer from whom the ultimate consumer buys it.
- Wholesale price may refer to the price at which the wholesale buyer makes purchases from the produce-seller or his agents. This price would differ from the price the producer-seller gets, depending upon whether the buyer or the seller bears the incidental charges; and if both bear them, then in what proportion.
- Retail price (of broiler and eggs)
- This is the average price (of all kinds of varieties & kinds of eggs and broilers) which the ultimate consumer pays. This is the price you pay when you buy eggs and broiler meat from your nearest grocery store.
Apart from these prices sometimes the export price is also indicated for broilers and eggs.
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