A production manual launched by the International Egg Foundation (IEF) delivers practical guidance on fundamental areas of egg production and aims to support emerging commercial egg producers to adopt best practices and achieve long-term business success in egg production.
The manual, which is available in French, English and Portuguese, aims to support commercial egg production in developing countries. Photo: International Egg Foundation
“Through our Global Egg Schools programme, we have identified fundamental areas where knowledge is commonly limited, such as biosecurity and layer management. It has been our experience that once best practices in these areas are shared, farmers have been able to significantly improve their outputs and profits,” says International Egg Foundation Chairman, Tim Lambert.
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Topics covered in the manual include the importance of biosecurity, farm set-up, farm management and egg management, and is aimed at medium-sized layer farms of between 100 and 5,000 birds. “By helping them to produce more efficiently, not only do the farmers and their families gain direct access to high-quality nutrition through consumption of a portion of their output, but they can support the nutritional status of their local community through egg sales,” he added.
The manual is available in French, English and Portuguese and can be downloaded here.