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BROILER EVALUATION, MARKETING MODEL AND PROFITABILITY

A broiler is evaluated by WEIGHT and NOT by age. To a post like; "How much do I sell my 3-4 months broiler?"..the usual response is; " What's their average weight" and this is to support the first sentence that broiler is evaluated by what it weighs...and not by old it is. AGE IS JUST A NUMBER... While some elite…

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INPUT PRICES (4TH APRIL 2019.)

BROILER DOC -CHI ₦240 Agrited ₦265 Fidan ₦240 Zartech ₦250 Amo ₦250 Farm Support ₦250 Sayed ₦255 Nastech ₦250 Bestline ₦250 Vertex ₦240 Supreme ₦225 PULLET DOC (Isa Brown) –CHI ₦250 Zartech ₦250 Amo ₦250 Agrited ₦250 Bestline ₦250 NOILER : ₦210 COCKEREL White cockerel - ₦35 Black Cockerel DOC - ₦150 TURKEY Turkey (foreign) Day Old - ₦ 1,650…

INTEGRATED FARMING

Poultry-Fish CulturePoultry raising for meat (broilers) or eggs (layers) can be integrated with fish culture to reduce costs on fertilizers and feeds in fish culture and maximize benefits. Poultry can be raised over or adjacent to the ponds and the poultry excreta recycled to fertilize the fishponds. Poultry housing, when constructed above the water level using bamboo poles would fertilize…

USING ALOE VERA TO TREAT COCCIDIOSIS DISEASE IN POULTRY

Poultry farming has rapidly grown in the country and across the world, with thousands of people keeping birds for commercial purposes.However, as the venture grows, consumer tastes are changing, with many now going for indigenous chicken reared on free-range. The birds kept under free-range are mainly fed on natural vegetation, grains (mixture of sorghum, sunflower seeds, crushed maize and millet),…

How to stop your chicks from dying !! By Thomas lukungu – Tanzania

Every farmer desires 100 per cent survival of chicks once he or she has bought and put them in a brooding house. Losses will, however, almost always occur especially during the first two weeks of life.A mortality of 1-5 per cent may be considered normal, but anything above 5 per cent is abnormal and requires immediate intervention to stop further…

Critical Factors on the FIRST SEVENTH DAYS OF DOC By Emmanuel Jacob

 Critical Factors include 1. Temperature 2. Lightning 3. Feed, feeding and water 4. Housing- spacing 5. Drugs and vaccination[ For today we shall be handling the first one Temperature Note that once you miss it on the first seventh days, the error will continue with that batch throughout their rearing period It's an experience TEMPERATURE Very critical factor to the…

How to Control Rodents

Rats and mice have long been a problem on farms where food and nesting sites are plentiful. These animals consume and contaminate food destined for livestock and other animals, as well as humans. Each rat on a farm will eat, spoil or damage approximately N9,000 worth of grain per year. The adaptability and agility of these animals make getting rid…

HOW TO MAKE LAYERS TO DROP EGG AT 18 WEEKS (FEED INTAKE OF LAYER/BIRD/DAY)

Today’s egg producers are facing challenges in this changing industry. For producers looking to transition to a cage free system, they will need the right Nutrient and feed to make the change smooth and successful. For those people new in the poultry production. To achieve early Egg production in your layers, Your bird needs to attain 285-300g, within 4 weeks.…

DOC and OTHER PRICES FOR 8th OCTOBER 2018.

BROILER DOC - CHI ₦315 Agrited ₦320 Fidan ₦310 Zartech ₦310 Amo ₦310 Farm Support ₦310 Sayed ₦310 Nastech ₦310 Bestline ₦310 PULLET DOC (Isa Brown) – CHI ₦200, Zartech ₦200, Amo ₦210, Bestline ₦200 NOILER : ₦135 COCKEREL White cockerel - ₦30 Black Cockerel DOC - ₦150 TURKEY Turkey (foreign) Day Old - ₦ 1,800 Turkey (foreign ) 6…