Kerala Feeds Ltd, the government-owned livestock feed producer, is set to market its nutrient-rich, layer feed for chicken.
The affordable layer feed made of wholesome ingredients is meant for country breeds of chicken, and not for broiler chicken bred and raised specifically for meat.
The feed being launched as part of a product diversification by KFL will hit the market by mid-December. It will address the long-felt need for chicken feed for country breeds that are crucial to stepping up domestic egg production.
The product from KFL, which processes and markets high quality feed for cattle and other livestock breeds at affordable prices, will be a boon for households that rear indigenous breeds of chicken in the open.
“The launch of the product meets our firm commitment to back the State government’s policy of supporting over a million dairy farmers and household chicken raisers in Kerala,” KFL Chairman KS Indusekharan Nair said.
B Sreekumar, MD, KFL, said, “We will be marketing the best quality poultry feed at an affordable price. Like our other products, we are confident of maintaining high quality for this one as well.”
A range of KFL products are available across the State, despite a shortage of high-priced raw materials. Almost 99 per cent of the raw material needed for feed production is sourced from other States, he added.
The steep rise in demand for raw material for fodder in North India has also posed some problems for KFL, Sreekumar said, adding that the company’s new plant at Thodupuzha would be commissioned shortly.