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I will be doing a #Thread on Poultry Business in the next few days to encourage young unemployed minds and prospective investors.
I will dissect the economics and prospect of the business nd
highlight the common mistakes nd errors.
Please do RT & follow back if you are reading.
What is Poultry farming?
PF is described as the domestic and or commercial rearing of birds such as Chickens,Turkey, Ducks, Quails for meat and or egg purposes.
However, I will be in discussing Chicken rearing for both eggs (Layers) and meat (Broilers) production.
Commercial poultry farming is a very profitable business, it comes with a lot of gains and benefits.
It's a venture that can give 80% ROI within a very short period of time when well managed and rightly done.
Just like any other business PF also comes with it's own risks.
Before I go further let me briefly state the critical factors to be considered when starting a poultry biz
1. Startup capital
2. Shelter Infrastructure and poultry equipments
3. Startup breed from a reliable hatchery.
4. Your farm location.
5. Feeding & and good water
Poultry farming is also capital intensive and requires a lots of funding.
Infact, feeding and birds welfare takes away about 75% of the total expenditure in this venture and that's why critical attention must be given to feeding in poultry business.
If you are planning to start a poultry business,please consult experienced practitioners not e-farmers.Visit farms around and see how things are done yourself
Ask questions coz NGN 1 is significant in this business
Get your chicks from a reliable hatchery, this is also important
Let me begin with Broiler raising.
The main objective of rearing a broiler chicks is to meet table size in 6 to 7 weeks.Broiler rearing is like a race against time. If you can't achieve atleast 1.8kg average weight in 6 weeks I doubt if you can make profit anymore.
Except you are rearing to target a festive period such as December, you don't need to feed intensively.
But if you are rearing to supply to the market of slaughter houses. You must meet the 6 weeks target.
What do you need to start a broiler farm?
You need a pen house (shelter) to keep the birds from predators.
The space requirement for a broiler is 1.2sq ft.
You need good breed of chicks. I prefer Arbor acres or Ross 500.
Amo Seiberer does Arbor acres while SAYED farms does Ross.
You will also spend most of the capital on good feed.
Give the birds good feed and they will yield. Its GIGO. Manipulate the feeds and ya body go tell u.
I do formulate for my broilers using a particular concentrate and I get 2kg average in 6wks.
Its not a rocket science
Good feed, Management and strict biosecurity ☣ is secret to any successful broiler rearing cycle.
With these 3 factors in place. You are good to make good profit.
Economics of Broiler for 1000 birds
1k DOC @#200/Bird=#200,000
Transportation @#10/bird=#10,000
Heating(2 bags of coal) =#4000
1 bird will consume 3.6kg of feed.
Starter (0.6kg)@#175/kg=#105k
Drug cost @#12/birds=#12,000
Labour cost =#15,000
Total cost of DOC, Feeding, drugs & Welfare= #849,200
Broiler buy back price=#530/kg
Expected Average weight=2kg
No of live birds collected=1000
Mortality(4%)= 40 birds
Number of live birds supplied=960
Total live weight =1920kg
Cost of live weight=#1,017,600
Gross profit=cost of live weight - Total Expenses
The above is what can be realised raising just 1000 broilers in 6 weeks and you can do 6-7 cycles in a year.
I will be doing a thread on layers (egg production) tomorrow. Kindly follow back for more on agribusiness.
Don't forget, I have quality Point of Lay birds for sale. I can supply nation wide. I also make battery cages and fabricate agricultural machines such as Mixers, Hammermill and dryers.
Kindly patronise OTTAB SYNERGY FARMS & AGRO-ALLIED for your agricultural needs
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