Barley up in Jaipur on demand from poultry sector

Despite concerns over quality, barley prices were up in Jaipur because of strong demand from poultry feed sector. In Jaipur, the benchmark market, the coarse grain was sold at 1,570 rupees per 100 kg, up 10 rupees. Very low supplies in the market and demand from stockists also supported the grain. Prices are likely to rise further as stocks held by farmers are nearly over and new crop arrivals are likely to commence only from March. Arrivals were estimated at 1-2 bags (1 bag = 85 kg), compared with 2-3 bags.