Training key to a successful egg-laying machine business
Training and lots of it is a key to a successful egg-laying business, the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) said.
“If one plans to start or has started raising chickens for egg production, one needs to understand flock production capabilities,” SAAD said.
SAAD recently shared how its farmer-beneficiaries, who received the Layer Chicken Egg Production Project, manage and sustain their egg machines.
Poultry and egg production are the top interventions that SAAD has given to the farmer associations in Region 9 since 2017.
Each association received egg machines, which comprised of 48 heads of fully vaccinated 22-week old ready-to-lay pullets complete with cage, drinkers, and feeding trough per module.
Prior to embarking in the business, all beneficiaries have undergone training on Layer Chicken Production, Financial Management, Production Recording, and Marketing to help them succeed with the management and sustainability of the project.
SAAD said these practices will help farmers and future egg machine purchasers to manage and sustain the project and produce more eggs.