Pakistan egg, chicken prices rise due to cold weather
High feed, petroleum, electricity prices also contributing
Extremely cold weather in Pakistan has increased the demand for eggs and chicken, resulting in a sharp price increase for both products already on the rise due to costly feed, petroleum and electricity prices, according to reports.
Chicken is currently being sold at Rs 165 (US$1.83) per kilogram while eggs are being sold at Rs 110 (US$1.22) per dozen. According to market sources, in the last two weeks of December 2011, chicken prices were at Rs 115 (US$1.27) per kilogram and eggs were at Rs 90 (US$1.00) per dozen.