Contract poultry farming proposed in India

01-06-2011 | | |

The state cabinet in India is expected to clear a proposal for permitting contract poultry farming, the Times of India is reporting.

A direct tie-up between farmers and renowned hatcheries was proposed by the animal husbandry department. In the proposal the hatcheries will lend 4,000 one-day old birds to the farmer, who will nurture them for the next 40 days. The hatchery will then buy them back at market rate.

Officials said that the new arrangement was to deter farmers from loosing money through middlemen. The state government will give grants for construction of sheds, and the farmer will bear the expenditure incurred during the 40-day period.

When approved the new scheme will be applicable only to broiler farming.

Source: The Times of India

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