Poultry

Namibia lifts ban on poultry imports from South Africa

The Namibian chicken industry is rejoicing following the government’s decision to lift a one-year prohibition on importing chickens from neighbouring South Africa. This decision, which...

12 Jun 2024 · 4 min read

Growth monitoring in poultry

Broiler weight is an important parameter when growing broilers. After all, the end goal of raising broilers is to get as many birds to market as possible, using the least amount of feed,...

11 Dec 2023 · 4 min read

Rainbow celebrates 60 years of processing excellence and embarks on a new chapter of growth

Rainbow, a prominent player in South Africa's poultry processing and marketing landscape, is thrilled to unveil a momentous celebration that resonates deeply with our rich legacy – the...

31 Aug 2023 · 4 min read

Zimbabwe: Poultry farmers struggle to control disease & loss

In a home-made coop pieced together from corrugated iron, asbestos, wire mesh and bricks in one of Bulawayo’s low-density suburbs, known for once thriving white-owned farming plots, Gi...

27 Jul 2023 · 4 min read

Make money with layers by keeping your production up – Part 1

Layer farming means raising egg-laying birds for the purpose of commercial egg production. Due to their high nutritional value, the demand for eggs has continued to grow worldwide. Eggs ...

15 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Poultry farming part 7: Record keeping

No business can survive without proper record-keeping. The sys­tem need not be complicated, but as a poultry farmer you must note down important information, such as the feed consumptio...

31 Oct 2022 · 5 min read

Poultry farming part 6.2: Biosecurity

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is one of the deadliest diseases for poultry throughout the world, and some strains may affect humans, who might die from it. AI, or bird flu,...

28 Sep 2022 · 9 min read

Poultry farming Part 6.1: Poultry health

Chickens get sick very easily. Disease can kill your whole flock overnight, so it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to keep them healthy. The two most significa...

27 Sep 2022 · 12 min read
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