Poultry Farm

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Poultry farming defination
Poultry generally refers to domesticated birds that are used mainly as food to man. These include domestic fowl, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl, pheasant, quails, ostrich, pigeons, doves etc. many species, breeds and strains of poultry are used in the service of man. Some of these species are of limited importance examples are guinea fowl, goose, ducks and the ostrich, others and particularly Gallus domesticus (domestic fowl) have assume a world wide importance. Domestic fowl are believed to have been domesticated in Asia around 2500 BC, Geese in Egypt 1500 BC, turkey in Mexico 2500 BC, ducks in China 2500 BC, Muscovey ducks were found in Peru in the sixteenth century and were probably domesticated at about that
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The end resultant is to improve the quality of life for the people on the following sectors:
• To ensure food security.
• To alleviate poverty.
• To provide income generation.
• To drive towards self-sufficiency in poultry and poultry products.
2. Egg Prduction
Egg production is one of the largest animal production industries in the country and the primary source of income for smallholder farmers. The broiler production section provides extension services to the clientele (community members, Non Governmental Organizations and the business sector). Practical and useful knowledge based on the needs and interest of the clientele is disseminated to the people through workshops, meetings and individual visitations so that they can improve their production efficiency. Much concentration to the egg production sector is done to promote the egg production industry in Swaziland so as to lessen the demand of imports from South Africa. The end resultant is to improve the quality of life for the people on the following sectors: • To ensure food security.
• To alleviate poverty.
• To provide income generation.
• To drive towards self-sufficiency in poultry and poultry products.
3. Indigenous Poultry Production
Indigenous poultry production is a fast growing animal production industries in the country. This section production section provides extension services to the clientele (community
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