Ebonyi to raise poultry production to 36,000 eggs per day

NIGERIA - The poultry complex, established by the Ebonyi government, at the cost of N800 million, can produce 36,000 eggs per day.

The manager of the poultry, Dr. Lawan Babatunde told Governor Sam Egwu in Abakaliki recently that the poultry, which had about 60,000 birds at the moment, produced about 10,300 eggs daily but would soon increase to 36,000 eggs daily.

The governor inspected the various sections of the complex with his Deputy, Dr. Chigozie Ogbu.

The sections inspected included the feed mill, the grand parents stock and the cold room, among others.

Egwu said the venture would be privatised, adding that only Ebonyi people would have a stake in the shareholding.

He explained that consultants had been hired to manage it for one year and train people indigenes in farm management.

The governor urged people of the state to avail themselves of the opportunity provided by the poultry and also embark on maize farming on a large scale.

Source: The Guardian
calendar icon 11 July 2005
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