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Poultry Schools to be Established In Ghana

by 5m Editor
29 November 2007, at 8:27am

GHANA - Bio-security schools would soon be established in poultry concentrated areas in the country to help to update poultry farmers in basic cultural practices to avoid the spread of poultry-related pests and diseases.

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"if all poultry farmers would learn to comply with basic tenets of bio-security, the chunk of financial losses that they suffered each year would be reduced tremendously".

Mr Ken Quartey, member of the National Poultry Development Board

Mr Ken Quartey, member of the National Poultry Development Board, announced this at a day's workshop on bio-security for poultry farmers at Dormaa Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region.

He said the Board in collaboration with the Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture would establish the schools. Mr Quartey explained that "if all poultry farmers would learn to comply with basic tenets of bio-security, the chunk of financial losses that they suffered each year would be reduced tremendously". The workshop was part of the Board's tour of poultry establishments in Brong Ahafo to educate the farmers on the need to employ basic bio-security on their farms to ward off viral diseases. He said the schools to be established would each comprise at least 10 farmers, who would meet regularly to discuss experiences and also receive technical advice from veterinary officers.

Mr Quartey explained that bio-security was not a new phenomenon in the poultry industry, saying it was simply the natural means of maintaining cleanliness and other forms of approved cultural practices on the farm.

Source: Ghana Web

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