Poultry farming has existed since society began. The industry, like other branches of agricultrue in Nigeria forms the basis of the culture. It is a way of life. It started from the subsistence level where people reared birds for domestic purposes and over time, it developed into a means of earning income.
A poultry farming business focuses on raising domestic birds commercially for their eggs and meat. Such domestic birds include chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese and guinea fowls.
Author: Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF)
Poultry keeping is one of the most popular forms of businesses among small-scale farmers. This is because poultry requires little capital, is easy to rear and easy to manage. Poultry keeping thus provides farmers with a great opportunity to start an income generating activity.
The aim of this course is to provide you with all the knowledge and skills you need to raise poultry for meat and eggs and manage a small-scale commercial poultry business. This main target group of this course is farmers who are interested in starting a poultry business. However, extension workers and other stakeholders who are interested in working with small-scale poultry farmers will also benefit. There are many types of poultry but in this course it focuses on chicken.Instructor: Commonwealth of Learning
Poultry rearing is a profitable business. You can make a profit by investing just a little amount of money into this business. Specific skills are needed to operate a poultry farm. It is therefore important to be trained on poultry rearing before starting a business.
This ebook was created for the ehancement of livelihood skills for people with limited reading skills. It was developed by the Center for International Education & Development (CINED) and published by Dhaka Ahsania Mission with support from Common Wealth of Learning.
Author: Commonwealth of Learning
Turkey farming is very popular in western countries and the major turkey producing countries are USA, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Turkey farming is in infancy in India. However, serious efforts are being made at Central Poultry Development Organisation (Southern Region), Hessarghatta, Bangalore to promote turkey farming.
Author: Central Poultry Development Organisation (SR), Govt. of India
The "Poultry Training Manual" is a comprehensive guide catering to poultry farming enthusiasts, whether beginners or seasoned farmers. This manual delves into various crucial aspects of poultry production, including breed selection, housing, nutrition, health management, and reproduction. It also offers insights into egg and meat production, marketing strategies, and the adoption of sustainable and ethical practices in poultry farming.
This manual serves as an essential resource, equipping individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the poultry industry. It emphasizes not only the technical aspects of poultry farming but also the significance of animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and successful business management. With its detailed yet accessible content, the "Poultry Training Manual" empowers poultry farmers to navigate the challenges of the industry while ensuring the well-being of their flock and contributing to the growth of their poultry businesses.
Author: APDC, Africa