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close this bookThe Intensive Poultry Farming Industry in the Sahelian Zone (CDI, 1996, 56 p.)
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close this folder1. INTENSIVE POULTRY FARMING IN THE SAHELIAN ZONE
View the document1.1. Introduction
close this folder1.2. General information on intensive poultry farming
View the document1.2.1. What is intensive poultry farming?
View the document1.2.2. Poultry - a living machine
View the document1.2.3. Choice of breed
View the document1.3. Criteria for assessing productivity in poultry farming
close this folder2. SUB-SETS OF INTENSIVE POULTRY FARMING
close this folder2.1. Preliminary remarks
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View the document2.1.1. Housing
View the document2.1.2. Environmental requirements
View the document2.1.3. Poultry farming equipment
View the document2.1.4. Biosecurity
View the document2.1.5. Staff training
View the document2.2. The production of broilers
close this folder2.3. Feed manufacturing
View the document2.3.1. Balanced feeding
View the document2.3.2. Raw materials
View the document2.3.3. The feed milling plant
View the document2.3.4. Quality Control
View the document2.4. The hatchery
View the document2.5. Production of eggs for consumption
View the document2.6. The production of eggs for hatching
View the document2.7. The poultry abattoir
View the document2.8. Integration of the poultry industry
View the document2.9. The production of egg trays
close this folder3. QUESTIONNAIRE
View the document3.1. Evaluation indicators
View the document3.2. Market information
View the document3.3. Assessing raw material requirements
View the document3.4. Investment required
View the document3.5. Assessing the competition
View the document3.6. Integration in the poultry farming industry
close this folder4. SUPPLIERS TO THE POULTRY FARMING INDUSTRY
View the document4.1. Breed suppliers
View the document4.2. Suppliers of hatcheries
View the document4.3. Suppliers of abattoirs
View the document4.4. Suppliers of feed manufacturing plants
View the document4.5. Suppliers of premixes and/or vit/min concentrates
View the document4.6. Suppliers of poultry farming equipment
View the document4.7. Suppliers of equipment for egg trays
View the document4.8. Poultry farming fairs
View the document4.9. Professional training centres
View the document5. WORKS CONSULTED
View the document6. A TOOL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES IN ACP COUNTRIES
View the documentFACILITIES IN SUPPORT OF THE CREATION, EXPANSION, DIVERSIFICATION, REHABILITATION OR PRIVATISATION OF INDUSTRIAL ENTERPRISES
View the documentTHE CDI'S ACP ANTENNAE NETWORK
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1.1. Introduction

The aim of this guide is to promote the development of intensive poultry farming and related activities in the Western Sahelian area. It follows on from the first meetings for professionals in the poultry and livestock feed industries organized by the CDI in Saly-Portudal (Senegal) in November 1993.

Intensive poultry farming is a quick and effective means of supplying African communities with animal protein of high nutritional quality at an extremely competitive price.

However, the exchange of views between ACP and EU operators taking part in these meetings showed that, alongside some very successful poultry farms, many others were suffering from insufficient mastery of production parameters. It turned out that the failures in this sector could be put down to a lack of technical information for farmers, inadequate structuring of the production phases (inadequacy or lack of hatcheries, abattoirs, egg tray production), frequently deficient feed quality, precarious husbandry conditions, lack of training of husbandry staff or inappropriate production tools.

This guide seeks to remedy that situation by providing readers, whether they be managers of poultry-keeping projects or professional poultry farmers, with a set of useful and realistic information which will enable them to avoid the many pitfalls which await them along the way. The CDI is not presenting a poultry farming manual, but a set of recommendations drawn from both African and European professionals who have acquired, through experience, know-how in the field of intensive poultry farming which can be of benefit to everyone involved in this activity.

In this guide, the reader will find diagrams, advice, a technological profile of poultry farming from primary production through to marketing, recommendations for designing a poultry farming project, a hatchery, an abattoir or even a compound feed production unit, relating in all cases to small units. It is easier to start on a modest scale than to manage a major enterprise in which neither production techniques nor management have been fully mastered, while making plans from the outset for possible future expansion.

The CDI's strategy is to support small, well-structured projects which have the greatest chance of success because the rigorous design process means that they are adapted to African socio-economic structural contingencies.