Profits of the September quarter last year were boosted by a 466 million rupees one-off gain coming from the sale of an equity stake.
In the September quarter group revenues dropped 2 percent to 9.1 billion rupees, and costs 3 percent to 8.6 billion rupees, allowing gross profits to widen 25 percent to 544 million rupees.
Chairman Cheng Chih Kwong, Primus told shareholders the demand for feed dropped in the quarter but the cost of imported soyabean meal had fallen from earlier highs helping margins.
Three Acre Farms, which has a hatchery and sells poultry products, saw profits go up 92 percent to 120 million rupees in the quarter.
The firm said layer day old chick prices had improved in the September 2013 quarter from a year earlier.Three Acre Farms had also exported parent day old chicks and hatchable eggs to the region, helping boost margins.