IY-Farm is a livestock farm, focused on rearing, slaughtering ,packaging and Marketing of livestock products for human consumption. Mr. Ihuoma Chinonso the Co-founder of IY-Farm and Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni reveals the business opportunities in Livestock Value Chain.
Tell Us about yourself
My name is Ihuoma chinonso, a graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri , Imo State, Nigeria. I am a Social Entrepreneur, Co-founder of IY-farm ltd, C.O.O @ E-horticulture,a climate change advocate, Program& Associate partner at Student business club and a TEF alumni
What does your farm offer?
IY-farm is a livestock farm, we rear,sell, slaughter,clean and package for human consumption. We are on a mission to combat and to fill the gap in quality and
Livestock farmers must have the following three F's at their finger tips as this is where most disease-causing organisms enter or exit farms. They are Farm gates, Fences and Foresight.
Examples of major disease which can enter farms are foot and mouth disease, brucellosis, Johne's disease, TB, cryptosporidiosis, trichomonosis, vibriosis, sheep scab, resistant parasites such as red lice, blue ticks and internal parasites. According to the monthly report on livestock disease trends as informally reported by veterinarians belonging to the Ruminant Veterinary Association of South Africa (RuVASA). Farmers must also follow a number of basic guidelines:
• Insist on vendor's declarations when buying animals.• Quarantine new animals before they are allowed to be part of the
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