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Integrated Poultry-Catfish Farming Business Plan.

Integrated Poultry-Catfish Farming Business Plan.

Poultry Farming
Integrated Poultry-Fish Farming can be practiced in 2 ways. We have the 1) Semi- Integration which involves raising livestock on land and transporting the manure to the fish pond 2) Complex or Vertical Integration which involves raising livestock directly above the fish pond so that animal manure can drop directly into the fish pond.  Poultry-fish farming is the integration of poultry animals like chicken, duck and geese with fish farming. Other forms of animal- fish farming include cattle-fish, pig-fish, rabbit-fish, and buffalo-fish farming etc. ADVANTAGES OF INTEGRATED POULTRY-FISH FARMING It maximizes resources since two economic activities take place on the area thereby enhancing productivity per unit area. It leads to diversification of economic activity and increases the farmer's
Broiler Feed Formulation.

Broiler Feed Formulation.

Poultry Farming
Are you looking for how to formulate your Broiler feed locally? Follow this Broiler Feed Ingredients and Broiler Finisher Feed Formula to prepare yours. Steps On how to prepare A 70KG bag of Broiler Feed. Pearson Square method is the method employed in formulating feeds.  Broilers have different nutritional requirement for different stages of growth. Starters require high ration protein for the development of muscles, feathers etc. than the growers and finishers. Young Broilers require high protein as they grow and develop their energy requirement for fat deposit will increase while protein requirement reduces. In this method, the Digestible Crude Protein (DCP) is the basic nutritional requirement for any feed preparation for all birds. The Digestible Crude Protein Conte
How to start Broiler Farming.

How to start Broiler Farming.

Poultry Farming
Broiler Farming is the rearing of birds solely for meat production. This can be done on a small scale or a large scale. Broiler Farming on a large scale is capital intensive. This type of farming requires a minimum of 4 weeks and maximum of 10 weeks, after that the birds are ready for meat. Presently, there is a huge market demand for broilers. Making the initial arrangement of sourcing your marketing channels like meeting hoteliers, groceries stores, Cafeterias, restaurants will help you to market your birds timely and avoid some birds from not being sold after maturity. Clients want to buy birds that look clean and healthier.      They want Broilers between 1.5kg and 3kg live weight. Ensure that your Broilers have large meat around breasts and thighs. The fo
Poultry Feed Formulation for layers.

Poultry Feed Formulation for layers.

Poultry Farming
Do you need Poultry feed formulation for layers , this post is for you as a Poultry Farmer to know how to formulate your feeds by yourself. The importance of quality feed cannot be overemphasized as poor quality feed will cause a stunted growth in birds, low egg production , birds mortality. The ingredients used for feed formulation are commonly sourced from within and locally produced , so you do not need imported products before you can formulate your birds feed. Formulating your feeds helps to cut down the cost of production for Poultry farmers. The ingredients commonly used are Whole Maize, Soya beans, Sunflower, or Fish meal, Maize germ, Cotton seed cake. Consequently, as a poultry farmer you need to add some feed additives such as Micronutrients, minerals and vitamins to...