Food For Mzansi’s last session in a nationwide series of broiler production clinics is only a few weeks away. If you’re excited about the idea of venturing into broiler production, you should book now to avoid disappointment.
The one-day training is set for Saturday, 28 May and will cover topics like chicken housing, litter, health and biosecurity, to name but a few. The workshop also includes personal mentorship, lasting anything from one to six weeks depending on your preference, from an experienced farmer.
Presenter Manyano Rasmeni, a seasoned poultry farmer from the Eastern Cape, says the clinic exceeded all his expectations. He presented the Pietermaritzburg edition, a highly educational and interactive workshop that was attended by 15 people.
“What I enjoyed about the group was that they were all very enthusiastic and they were all seeking knowledge. The students varied from people who are already operational and are looking for information, to people who are thinking of starting chicken [farming], to people who have never even held a chicken before.”
Rasmeni says that the workshop is well suited to address different levels of knowledge and that anyone wanting to get into the sector can benefit from it.
“I was very happy and we enjoyed ourselves. And I think we did achieve our objective of giving [the attendees] a bit of an entry into the sector, and of making sure they know what steps to take to become broiler farmers.”
Both Siboniso Nxosa and Vivian Mashile, previous attendees, describe the training as “eye opening”.
“Before I went there, I didn’t know that this industry is so broad,” Nxosa says, and adds that the workshop opened his eyes to many aspects of broiler production he never knew existed.
Mashile agrees and says that the workshop offered her “loads of knowledge”.
“I thought it was helpful because I didn’t really know much about broilers and so forth. For me, it was informative and eye opening. “
How to sign up
Beginner and future farmers who want to share in the experience, have a final chance to sign up for the Tzaneen edition of the workshop series, which takes place on Saturday, 28 May 2022.
The cost of R1 950 includes the training session as well as follow-up mentorship by an experienced farmer.
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