My name is Oluwafemi Kayode a Poultry farmer from Nigeria. I am 38 years old. I hold a Masters degree in Marketing and a Bachelor degree in Geography. A member of Nigeria Institute of Management. I have over 30 years crop farming experience and 5 years poultry farming experience.
My project is Broiler production. My farm has been in existence for over 3 years with a focus on layers and a little of broilers. With the present ban on frozen chicken into Nigeria, the demands for processed broilers have increased. My passion for broilers production was motivated by the need to meet over 60% of the demand for poultry products in Port Harcourt-my present location in Nigeria.
I plan to start with 1000 broilers in the first circle and repeat same number after 8 weeks. With this we shall have at least 4 circles in one year producing and processing over 4000 broilers. We are located in Abara in Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State of Nigeria. Our presence in the community has not only created 3 permanent jobs for the youths but also created over 10 part time jobs. Our bore hole is a source of water the farmers and the poultry waste an additional manure for the local farmers.
I am motivated to do broiler production due to the ban on frozen items into Nigeria. Before the enforcement of the ban, local farmers were only able to meet about 35% of the market demand. Now the demand is higher which means we have to increase production. Our market has increased by over 1000%. Presently, I have a demand that I cannot meet. (to supply 100 broilers every 3 days).
Doing this business has not only created jobs for me and my staffs but also exposed the community to socio-economic activities. My customers come to the community to buy my products in the process get to see other agricultural endowment of the community.
To increase our capacity by 1000 broilers we shall ensure we plan our production circle to ensure continuity. We shall also make sure our breed is of high quality and the feeds are of good standard. We shall also take our bio security measures seriously to prevent outbreak of diseases. We shall also maintain good customers service so that we can retain and acquire more customers.
In 2012 I started my poultry with 2000 layers after winning the Federal government of Nigeria Youth Enterprise with Innovation Program (YouWiN). Through this medium I was able to buy 10 plots of land and built the poultry and commenced business. We have also registered a limited company ‘De-Praimmerc Consulting Limited” to project our business.
First of all we are able to measure our success through the fulfilment of our mission statement “Freshness and Availability”. In the first 3 years of our operation this mission was delivered. We are able to maintain freshness and made our eggs available to customers.
I plan to use the US$5000 as follow:
In Nigeria the exchange rate to a dollar is between naira 250 and naira 310. For purpose of this plan I will use N300 to a dollar which will sum to N1, 500,000 (US$5000). The proposed expenses are:
Day old chick 1500 @ 250 =375,000
Starter mash 75 @2500 =187,500
Finisher mash 260 @2700 =702,000
Salaries 2 @35,000 =70,000
Website development =50,000
TOTAL =1,484,500 US$4,948.3
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