To boost Delta State’s commitment to building a new generation of entrepreneurs, the Youth Agricultural Entrepreneurs Program, (YAGEP) beneficiaries of 2019/2020 Cycle have received 7,000-day-old broilers to begin their poultry business.
The beneficiaries numbering 14, have completed training in poultry business and management under YAGEP for three months and were given birds to begin their enterprises.
Speaking in Asaba on Sunday, the state Chief Job creation Officer, Professor Eric Eboh, said that the state government ordered for 7,000 birds from Agric Ted Hatchery, explaining that each beneficiary received 500- day old broilers in addition to other support packages given to them earlier to start their business in poultry.
He listed the establishment package for each beneficiary to include a 500- day old broilers: 145 bags of feeds given in trenches to avoid expiration; 20 adult drinkers, 20 adult feeders, 10 baby feeders and 10 baby drinkers, a roll of 15kg black nylons for brooding provision of vaccines at different doses, among others, adding that the distribution and delivery were carried out without hitches.
Professor Eboh said that the state government’s resolve to ensure the success of the program cannot be over emphasized, adding that all machineries had been set in motion to ensure that all vaccines were administered to the birds at the right time under close supervision of their trainers.
According to him, to solve these challenges and sustain the program, we now establish beneficiaries, right in their premises and communities to ensure that the poultry farms are managed effectively and to achieve the desired results envisaged by the state government, many things have been put in place, especially feeders , drinkers, feeds among others to train the birds to table size among other support inputs,