The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has called for the establishment of hatcheries across the country to reduce the risk of conveying day old chicks from one destination to the other. The President of PAN, Mr. Ezekiel Ibrahim, who made the appeal in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja recently, frowned at the concentration of hatcheries in a particular zone in the country. Ibrahim, who noted that hatcheries were mostly concentrated in the south west zone, described it as a major contributor to the high cost of day old chicks and a major challenge in poultry industry. “The major challenge in poultry industry is that hatcheries in Nigeria are concentrated in a particular zone, to be precise south west. So, conveying day old chicks to the north, south east takes you 36 to 48 hours which put the day old chicks under serious stress. “So as PAN, we are talking with the major hatcheries if they can now build some hatcheries in the hinterlands in different zones so that they can produce eggs in their region. The Nation
#ProteinchallengeNG is a media campaign to create awareness of Nigeria’s protein deficiency situation.
Subscribe to Newsletter
Subscribe to receive our newsletter
© All Rights Reserved ProteinChallengeNG