The drinking water plays an important role in the transmission of some bacterial, viral and protozoan diseases that are among the most common poultry diseases. Important factors to prevent waterborne diseases in broiler production are the protection of supply sources, water disinfection and the quality control of microbiological, chemical and physical characteristics. Water is an […]
Here is the below tips to improve energy efficiency of chicken farms: 1. Make the house as ‘tight’ as possible: Obviously, a farmer has no control over outside temperatures and, as a result, there are some limitations on how much heating costs can be controlled. The best way to reduce heating costs is to make the […]
Scope of Poultry Business in Emerging markets, here are the five reasons: Increasing prosperity in emerging markets= people can afford to put more eggs, chicken on the table. Many youngsters becoming non-vegetarian under the influence of advertisements e.g. KFC, McDonalds etc. It takes far less feed to produce a kilo of chicken. There is no […]
1. Financial Management: In poultry business, managing finances and up-to-date book keeping is equally important as it is to achieve smoother operational flow. It is not a lay man’s job to handle balance sheet, trial balance and accounts books. One needs an automated financial solution to manage finances minutely like calculating cost of production per egg/ […]
Chickens Many different breeds of chickens have been developed for different purposes. For simplicity, you can place them into three general categories: Laying, meat-producing and dual-purpose breeds. a) Laying Breeds: These breeds are known for their egg-laying capacity. Popular laying breeds include the White Leghorn, Red Sex Link and Black Sex Link breeds. A healthy […]
Happy Hens Farm, located at a two-hour drive from Bangalore, became the first Indian producer to label its eggs as “free-range,” as an indication of their hens’ high welfare and space allowances. Free Range means hens have total freedom to access large open space to roam freely and to express their natural behavior. They have a pen […]
BHUBANESWAR: Starting with a small hatchery way back in 1983 in their native place in the remote Jaleswar area of Balasore district, Santosh Pradhan and his wife Tapati Ranihave come a long way. The family now owns a breeding and brooding firm spread across 25 acres in the Rasgovindpur area of Mayurbhanj district that produces more than 50,000 eggs and 30,000 chicks […]
1- Not Noticing a sick bird in time It is very important to observe your birds everyday so that in case you have a sick or injured bird you will notice it in time to remove it for treatment. Becoming accustomed to your bird’s normal behavior, and observing them daily is a good idea. Your […]
Poultry enterprises in India can distinctly be grouped into two categories i.e. Developmental poultry farms and Commercial poultry farms.
a) Developmental Poultry FarmsIt refers to village/unorganized poultry production because this enterprise operates in a low scale, using less capital and traditional technology. The unit volume of production is low due to the above constraints. However, the concept of developmental poultry is veryrelevant for India´s rural areas to enhance cash earnings of rural poor population. Poultry farming was included in various Central and State Government sponsoredprograms, such as Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP), Special Livestock Production Program (SLPP), Tribal Development Program (TDP), etc. to popularize poultry farming in rural areas. However, the growth of developmental poultry did not succeed at Desi red level.
b) Commercial Poultry FarmsCommercial / industrial poultry farms refer to large-scale enterprises where the number of birds per unit is large enough to reap maximum advantages of technological improvement. These enterprises present various economies of scale of operation and, thus, are able to absorb the fuctuations in demand and supply and in input cost. The growth of this sector has remained highly significant over the years. However, it has been confined to some pockets of the country.