Malaysia to produce 801m DOCs, 768m broilers in 2016


Malaysian farmers are expected to produce 800.90 million day-old chicks and 767.85 million broilers this year, said the Department of Veterinary Services’ annual report. Last year the country produced 792.94 million day-old chicks and 737.61 million broilers.

The cost of production for broilers in 2015 ranged from USD 1.12 to USD 1.22 per kg live weight. The Department noted that the cost of production was higher compared to the year before as the price of broiler feed increase by 1.28% from 2014. Despite this, the department said the poultry industry is the most successful segment of the livestock sector and has the highest output value per worker in the agriculture sector.



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