Farmer identifies diseases as major threats to poultry production

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– The farm manager the Adisa Farms, Mr Akin Adisa, on identified diseases as a major threat to poultry production in Nigeria.

Adisa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos the cost of disease treatment and control had been limiting the capability of the farmers to produce affordable poultry products.

“The cost of treatment of disease and other production costs are eroding the profit accruable to the poultry farmers.

“Many of us are small scale farmers with little capital and we are just managing to produce at subsistence level so as to make a living.

“Disease outbreaks in a poultry farm are more difficult to control subsistence level because many farmers cannot afford mechanised farming,’’ he said.

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Adisa, however, commended the efforts of outgoing administration for swiftly checkmating the spread of bird-flu disease in the country.

He noted that an epidemic could be detrimental to health and often result in death of consumers.

He appealed to the incoming administration to empower farmers with modern farming equipment to boost agricultural production in the country. (NAN)

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