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Poultry Farming: How to Achieve Better Profits in the Chicken Business (1)   Leave a comment

Here, you are going to learn a great deal about what it takes to do poultry farming successfully in Nigeria with minimum upset, smiling to the bank. Minimum upset?

Yes, you will surely experience some upset in the business and Nigerians are scared of this. However, their fear is baseless largely borne from ignorance. And that is why I set up this blog in November 2010 to educate and empower Nigerians with the skills and resources required to do the business with minimum upset. This blog addresses many challenge areas in the business.

Testimonials have been coming in from satisfied clients who read these blog posts and applied its valuable insights and from those who utilized the information in the poultry manuals. To the credit of this blog, the information on this blog has not been faulted by the users.

I said that some Nigerians are scared of this business but it is a viable business if managed well. Nigerians like businesses that bring in handsome returns in the short run and poultry business is one of them. The market for poultry products especially eggs is far from saturation and poultry meat is in high demand especially frozen poultry. There is therefore a large guaranteed market for poultry products in Nigeria. And this is a business anyone can do with any amount of capital either at micro, small, medium, large or mega scale levels.

In this post, i am addressing one of the areas where Nigerians have challenges in the poultry business. The area is feeding the chickens. In any livestock business the cost of feeding is always the major overhead. In the poultry business, the feeding cost alone is over 50%. There are what is called commercial or finished feeds produced by big companies. These feeds are top range, high quality feeds that ensure healthy growth and development in the chickens.

However, many Nigerian poultry farmers consider them to be too costly that affects their bottom line. Many are doing self-milling whereby they assemble the various feed ingredients and mill them. It is expected to be cheaper than commercial feeds but its cost savings depends on several factors.

Some have had problems doing self-milling who did not have the right nutritional formulation or assembled deficient ingredients or produced at a higher cost than commercial feeds. Doing self-milling, you have to know certain things and do it well to get its benefits else it becomes a waste of time, money and effort. Doing self-milling to reduce costs, the quality must never be compromised because the chickens need quality feeds.

If you cannot do the right thing, just stick to commercial feeds and make the best out of that. But you should begin to look beyond commercial feeds and think how you can do the milling yourself.
For some of the testimonials the link

John Ayodele