Poultry farming, The weapon to conquer unemployment and become a Job Creator.
In this my blog post am going to narrate drastically how poultry farming has become a weapon to unemployment and become a job creator in nigeria.
In nigeria our present and past governments have failed the youth when it comes to the creation of job opportunities. This has made our unemployed youths to keep searching for non-existing jobs.
As x-rayed above, the scourge of unemployment has become a challenge being faced by most countries like Germany, England, Spain, Nigeria and many others. As an under-developed country, the shortfalls of unemployment in Nigeria have resulted to arm rubbery, unwanted pregnancy, cultism, kidnapping to mention but a few. To fight these challenges of unemployment, Poultry farming have become the weapon that reduce the population of unemployed youths to the bearest minimum as exemplified by CLASSIC FARMZ which was strategically located in Aninri local government Area in Enugu State of Nigeria and presently runs with not less than two hundred workers in the various units of the farm.
Generally, poultry farming is made up of the rearing of birds like broilers, layers, turkey, and many others. In this area, no poultry farmer, depending on the scale, can exist without employing workers. Hence we are going to consider employment in Poultry farming based on the scale.
LARGE SCALE POULTRY FARMING
In this case, the poultry farming is made up of not less than two thousand birds which consist of layers, broilers and, maybe, turkey. Here not less than one hundred workers are needed to manage the farm. These workers will see to the cleaning of the farm, keeping day to day record of casualties, sales and expenses in the farm, two or more engineers who will be in charge supplying power to the farm, two or more veterinarian and others.
It is worthy to understand that the aim of every poultry farmer is to reduce mortality rate and meet up with the needs of the general public when it comes to the supply of meats, eggs and many others. Hence if enough workers are not employed in a large scale poultry farm, it will result to a high mortality rate low egg return etc , low patronage and consequent unemployment igniting unwanted pregnancy, cultism, kidnapping and other social vices among our employable youths.
LOW SCALE POULTRY FARMING(BACKYARD FARMING)
In this perspective, the farm can not compete with the large scale poultry because it consist of low number of birds, workers and it obviously occupies a small land mass. This could be as a result of the owner not having enough money to fund the farm or as a result of political changes.
Though it’s a small scale farm, the aim which has been to supply quality products to the general public cannot be negotiated with any factor.
It is through small scale poultry farm is easier to start but the primary aim, which is to reduce unemployment, might not be met if one fails to consider the fate of the unemployed youths in our society.
From primary point of view, poultry farming is capital intensive when you consider the cost of buying land, clearing the site, erecting the structures, buying feeds, starters and finishers, wiring the farm, putting up a battery cage, buying the drinkers and feeders, drilling bore hole, paying workers and others, the government need to see it as a need to create a pathway for funding poultry farmers. This could be in the form of loan, incentive or intervention funds. Through this way the rate of unemployment will be drastically reduced.