Combined, our two state-of-the-art animal feed facilities provide local farmers with 720,000 metric tonnes of poultry feed to address the ongoing supply gap of good quality and competitively priced animal feed in Nigeria.
To further ensure quality and safety, we introduced heat-treated mash and pelleted feeds to Nigeria for the first time to ensure high microbial safety. Our advanced laboratory assures quality at each state of production. All our chicks receive full vaccination and environment-controlled transportation to protect their health. As we source most of the poultry feed ingredients from local farmers – especially corn, soybeans and cassava – we’re positively benefiting the livelihoods of more than 300,000 smallholder crop farmers.
Our DOC hatchery and poultry farm produces layers (for egg production), broilers (for organised meat production) and cockerels (for backyard meat production). At full capacity, this has the potential to help farmers add eight billion eggs and 100 million kg of poultry meat in Nigeria annually; the equivalent of 40 eggs and 0.5 kg of chicken per person. Our team of field veterinarians will also train up to 10,000 farmers a year on best poultry practices to increase their productivity. Our operations are providing direct employment for over 250 workers and are creating an additional 400-500 indirect jobs.