Sunday, April 14, 2024

AH&VS Dept promotes poultry farming

Nagaland News

Dimapur, June 14: Amidst the occurrence of African Swine Fever (AFS) in the State, the demand and supply gap of pork is likely to widen during the current year 2022 as it is affecting backyard piggery farmers of the State.
Thus, to mitigate the shortage of meat in the State, the Department of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services is promoting Poultry farming which is having a shorter gestation period of marketing age and is also easily available & popular menu in Naga cuisine.
Accordingly, the Department has capacitated 10 Nos. of Poultry Satellite Farms under NEC project having a capacity of 300 Grower Birds per cycle on June 10 last in presence of Additional Secretary to the Government of Nagaland, Chisi Thou & Addl. Director & HoD, Dr. Nsanthung Ezung.
The ten Poultry Satellite Farms are spread across Dimapur, Chumukedima, Peren & Nuiland Districts which can rear 3000 Nos. of birds and is expected to produce 7.13 tonnes of Chicken for table purpose in one cycle of production. (i.e. after 2 months of rearing).
During the formal capacitation programme, the officials present encouraged the entrepreneurs to take up the farming with sincerity & dedication and to present their problems especially in technical matter through the online platform which is already created. Issues of bulk / retail marketing, farming economic, formation of tertiary SHGs’ and other forward & backward linkages were also discussed with the entrepreneurs.
Further, Project Director, Dr. Simon Ao informed the farmers, that not only the Satellite Farms, but through the NEC project, even other Entrepreneurs, SHGs, Societies, Woman Groups etc can avail such facilities especially fully vaccinated Poultry Birds for rearing on business mode.
(Page News Service)