Poultry International - January 2018 - 26
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RWANDAN EGG FARM USES MODERN PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
feed, and establishing good biosecurity. The
farm has 48,000 ISA brown layers in lay but
has the capacity to house 65,000. At end of lay,
birds are sold for meat.
Focus on biosecurity
The farm has a shower block and all workers must shower before entering the layer houses. The farm has its own water storage facility,
Fencing around each house increases biosecurity and
so there can be no excuse not to shower at the
security. Mark Clements
start of the working day. Additionally, workers
are also provided with a canteen.
applied in Africa. A year and a half followed, which inThe farm is gated, and each of the site's houses is surcluded looking at why African egg production tends to be
rounded by a fence, meaning that it is not possible to simlower than in more developed markets.
ply walk directly from one to another.
Studies complete and partners in hand, the new farm
The layer houses themselves, each with a capacity of
was set up, with a focus on sourcing the right genetics and
7,000-8,000 birds, are single-span buildings with no sup-
Dr. Bill Dozier.
Professor, Poultry Science Department
Dr. Hans H. Stein
Professor of Nutrition
University of Illinois
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