One of the major economic crops

Due to the continuous demand of the animal feed industry

Almost all of the produce is used as the main raw material in the animal feed industry.

Especially the broiler, layer chicken and swine industry. In addition, the government has promoted and supported the planting of maize after the rice farming season as an alternative for farmers.

This is because maize farming requires less water but also yields high returns compared to off-season farming.

For the situation of maize production after rice generation 2 (corn after rice), Ubon Ratchathani Province

The number 1 production source in the Northeastern region by 2023, data from the Office of Agricultural Economics 11 Ubon Ratchathani (Sor Sor Sor. 11) is expected to have a total planting area of ​​70,370 rai, an increase of 1.30% from the previous year, total output of 57,703 tons, an increase 1.72%

due to price incentives

In addition, the private sector has insurance for the purchase price.

Farmers therefore expand the planting area.

Planting maize for animal feed after the 2nd batch, farmers will plant during November-February and harvest during March-April. Farmers have an average production cost of 6,060 baht per rai per production cycle.

The average yield is 820 kg per rai per production cycle.

The average yield is 9,127 baht per rai per production cycle.

and get an average profit of 3,067 baht per rai per production cycle

The products will gradually be released to the market at the end of March.

and will release the most in April, about 70% of the total production of the province

As for the selling price of maize after the 2nd batch of Ubon Ratchathani Province,

During the time when the product was released to the market at 14.50% humidity, the average was 11.13 baht per kg, with the company offering a price guarantee for the purchase price at 8.00 baht per kg, receiving unlimited amounts.

If the market price is high, will buy at the market price.

For the year 2023, there are 4 more companies adding buying points in various districts that are major production sources to help reduce transportation costs for farmers.