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Cross River begins construction of chicken processing factory .

In its determination to boost agriculture in the country, Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade, has commenced the construction of a multi-billion Naira poultry and livestock farm in Odukpani Local Government Area of the state.

When completed, the factory is expected to process about 6,000 frozen chicken per hour, although it has a production capacity of 22,000 birds per hour.

It would also be the biggest poultry and livestock farm in the South-South region and it is expected to roll out its first birds by the end of the second quarter of this year.

Ayade, who disclosed this during a visit to the site on Monday said: “We have six broiler houses, layers and the hatchery. So, we would be producing 22,000 birds per broiler house with massive production of eggs. My ambition is to commission it soon.

“Already, we have a team of engineers from China and Spain from where we purchased the equipment. They are on ground to perform the installations once the civil works is completed.”

Source: The Guardian

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