Investing In Poultry Value Chain Business

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Poultry farming is the rais­ing of domesticated birds such as chickens, tur­keys, ducks, and geese, for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food.

Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous.

More than 500 million chick­ens are raised annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs.

In Nigeria poultry farm is di­vided into three category small scale, medium scale and large scale farming.

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The poultry industry is a broad niche. There are many sub-sectors in the poultry indus­try which you can tap into. When poultry farming is mentioned, a lot of people take that to mean chicken rearing or turkey rear­ing alone but poultry farming is a very wide business with differ­ent aspects.

Opportunities In Poultry In­dustry.

Day Old Chicks, ducklings, pea chicks Shops: This is the stan­dard output from the hatchery for broiler growers, egg produc­ers in the poultry industry.

You can carve your niche in poultry industry by Hatching or supplying day old chicks, duck­ling, pea chicks and poults.

Investing In Poultry Value Chain Business
Investing In Poultry Value Chain Business

It is a business of its own that can generate good income and re­turn on investment is very high as the demands for day old chicks are growing by day. It’s a broad business that a lot of players are making money from.

Poultry Drugs and Vaccines Shops: Poultry vaccines are wide­ly applied to prevent and control contagious poultry diseases.

Their use in poultry produc­tion is aimed at avoiding or mi­nimising the emergence of clin­ical disease at farm level, thus increasing production.

Vaccines and vaccination pro­grammer vary broadly in regard to several local factors (e.g. type of production, local pattern of disease, costs and potential loss­es) and are generally managed by the poultry industry. Vitamins and Antibiotics are used in pre­venting poultry dieses as well.

Egg Production (Layers breed­ing): This is a business of keep­ing bird for egg production only for human consumption or for hatchery.

Poultry feed production and Milling: It is a business oppor­tunity that is not available only for high players in the industry such Vita Feeds and Topfeeds, but even small players can make good money formulating feeds for farmers especially now that concentrates feeds and raw ma­terials for feed production are available in the open market for both farmers and feed millers.

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Poultry equipment marketing and consultancy: Both locally fabricated poultry equipment and imported once are good busi­ness to do, such as drinkers, bat­tery cage, feeder, feed additives.

As a consultant in poultry industry you will make good for­tunes because you will handles both the day old chick’s supply, vaccination, feed or feed formu­lation for farmers.

It’s not a must you will be an animal scientist before you be­come a consultant in poultry in­dustry training and retraining is the key and willingness to learn.

Egg and meat processing, packaging and marketing: You can market eggs and chicken meat to final consumers or industries that uses it in productions.

If you are known for it, there is huge market for eggs today in Ni­geria, both fast food firms, confec­tionaries and so on will be coming as they know the products are al­ways available. Multitude is money.

Poultry Manure Supplies: There has been increased interest in us­ing poultry litter as fertilizer since fertilizer prices have skyrocketed.

It is a beneficial addition to veg­etable gardens and root crops, but raw manure can burn plants.

Composting poultry manure turns it into what gardeners refer to as “black gold”–a nutrient-rich, hu­mus-like material suitable for use as a fertilizer or soil amendment.

The advantage is that Poultry litter can be applied at any time of the year, but, like all fertilizers, it is best to apply near the time of crop uptake. So the demand is high and poultry farms sometimes look for ways to dispose it at little or no cost to dealers.

You can start this business as low asN50,000 depending on your location.


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