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On completion of training, graduates are eligible for employment in any of the following places:

 Any large poultry farm

 Hatchery

 Veterinary Hospital

 Pharmaceutical Concern

 Feed Millor and Feed Production Company

 Feed Analysis Laboratory

However, most graduates prefer to set up their own poultry farms.

SELF-EMPLOYMENT

The relatively low investment and space requirement in poultry farming, as compared with most other industries, makes this a popular avenue for a majority of specialists in this field.

Setting Up

BROILER FARMING

Initial investment on a farm of 1,000 broiler capacity adds up to approximately Rs 80,000, besides the cost of the land. Space requirements are calculated at one sq. ft. of covered area per chick.

Expenses include construction of chicken coop, equipment, electricity, cost of chickens, feed for six weeks, medicine and labor. Recurring expenditure every 45 days is approximately Rs 26,000 per 1,000 broilers. The profits work out to an average of Rs 3 to Rs 4 per bird.

LAYER FARMING

For layers, non-recurring and recurring costs for 1,000 birds for the first six months work out to about Rs 1.75 lakh. The space requirement is approximately 2.5 sq. ft. covered area per layer. The cost of rearing is Rs 40, and profits are Rs 3 to Rs 4 per bird.

In every state in India, the government provides for regular visits from its Poultry Extension staff, which help farmers in their day-to-day working.

As poultry farmers are for the most part self-employed, success in this field is dependent on skill, business instincts, hard work, and to some extent, on luck.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

India's growing population, now touching nearly 900 million, generates a proportionately large requirement for low-priced nutritious food items. Poultry products adequately fulfill this requirement, and therefore enjoy a substantial market.

Changing consumption patterns and the emergence of new consumer segments have widened the supply-demand gap for poultry products. Hence the potential of this sector is almost unlimited. As new markets open up, and the demand for poultry products increases further, the prospects for this industry appears exceedingly bright.

RELATED CAREERS

Dairy farming, agriculture.


 
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