Turkey Production in Nigeria

Turkey farming in Nigeria is now gradually increasing because of the awareness and many benefits derived from rearing turkeys. Turkey supply eggs and can be source of meat and their multi-coloured plumage can be used for decorations. The poultry industry in Nigeria is expanding rapidly and meat and egg production is an important aspect in satisfying the undying needs and wants of the people.
Turkey population in Nigeria
Turkeys in Nigeria are primarily reared for meat or as breeders to produce hatching eggs. They are rarely kept for the production of table eggs though the eggs are edible. The growth of turkey industry in Nigeria has risen to 1.5- 2 million tons per year. This fast growth in the industry was made possible by intensification of production and development of large breeds with standard weights ranging from 15- 17kg for male and 8-10kg for females. Some of these come from homestead.

turkey production in Nigeria
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Vaccination in Poultry Birds

Why do we vaccinate

Adequate vaccination is an essential part of a good poultry management and for the success of any poultry operation. Effective preventive procedures such as vaccination protect poultry flocks from many contagious and deadly diseases and have resulted in improved flock health and production effectiveness.

Vaccination cannot be a substitute for poor biosecurity and sanitation. Thus, vaccination programs may not completely protect birds that are under stress or in unhygienic conditions.

The primary objective of vaccinating any poultry flock is to reduce the level of clinical disease and to promote optimal performance.

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Cost and Returns of Broiler production in Nigeria

Cost and returns of broiler production is often a critical factor to be considered once there is a concept to invest in broiler production cost and returns of broiler production in Nigeria is important so as to evaluate the viability of investment in broiler production for “return of investment cost” and profit, which however could be foreseeably determined based on certain regulating principles of broiler production.

Generally the regulating principles of broiler production, accounts for the optimistic and pessimistic views and approach towards the cost and returns estimation of broiler production so as to provide a clear and accurate situation for the expectation of investment in broiler production. However, the projection of the costs and returns of broiler production in Nigeria can be practically be unactualized, actualized even more so surprising, depending on the management of the broiler as with every other livestock. These principles are vital to provide a bankable business plan for an investor for broiler production. Read More

Broiler production in Nigeria: A Good Start-up Business for every Agripreneur

Broiler production is a good start up business for every agripreneur in Nigeria. Even with the concept of “start small and grow big” or by massive deployment of capital for commercial start-up. Broiler production in Nigeria as a start-up business for every agripreneur provides an opportunity for a source of income, as well as a means to fulfil a need within and across the socio-economic populace of Nigeria. Agripreneurs, who wish to start up broiler production in Nigeria, like every other entrepreneurs, should be detailed about the (SWOT) Strength, Weakness, Opportunity and Threats as peculiar to broiler production in Nigeria.
Strength of broiler production as can be perceived by an agripreneur include the fast return to investment nature of broiler production, due to short time required (6-8 weeks) for the production cycle and the ability for broiler meat to command a good price, which pays off the investment and production cost with allowance of substantial profit for the agripreneur within a shorter possible time; which however can only be actualized on the basis of good management. Read More


Egg distribution is a very important aspect of poultry farming. Production of eggs is a major source of income for farmers who are into layer birds’ production. Eggs distribution in Nigeria is a very lucrative business because, the demand for egg is very high in Nigeria. Egg helps supply protein to the body, build cell membranes which helps in producing molecules in the human brain, and also rich in vitamin A.

Many poultry farmers produces eggs on their farms, but do not know how to market their products or reach out to their target customers. Egg distributors’ helps to bridge this gap by going to poultry farms, buying their eggs at reduced price and transport them to the retailers or end consumers. Egg distribution is a business that guarantees a steady flow of income so far you know how it works. Things to note when starting Egg distribution in Nigeria

Identify Your Target Market

Picking up eggs from farms is not the issue but your target market is what matters to you. Your target should be the highly populous environment. It could be markets anywhere, the mobility aspect makes you spread your distribution process all around. Once you know where and whom to distribute your eggs to, you will only need to go there directly. Read More

Starting up Poultry farm in Nigeria

Poultry farming is a prominent aspect of agriculture, which involves the rearing of birds. Poultry farming in Nigeria, is important to the provision of animal protein. Poultry farming in Nigeria, has not yet fill the gap of the required poultry products; hence it validates poultry farming as a lucrative business to venture in.
The unfilled gap, by the existing poultry farmers in Nigeria, provides an investment source for entrepreneurs, who however should know some secrets to be able to drive their poultry enterprise to success.
Things to consider when starting a poultry farm
To run a successful poultry farm, the poultry farmers, has to reflect on many subjects as the following:
Evaluation of market situation: Reliable market for the poultry farm inputs and products, is very important to the success of your poultry farm. Before venturing into poultry farming, it should be ensured that there is a reliable market for the purchase and sell of the poultry farm inputs and products at reasonable price. For start-up, survey on the sales of inputs as feed, drugs, farm equipment’s etc. demand of your poultry product (meat egg) in nearby restaurants, shops, households and the environs, help in the assessment of the market situation and for improvement in subsequent times. However, it is important to plan production according to the market situation and capital. Read More