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Knowledge management in poultry industry: A case study of chicken contract growing in the Province of Iloilo, Philippines

Lastimoza, Victoria S. (2006) Knowledge management in poultry industry: A case study of chicken contract growing in the Province of Iloilo, Philippines. In: Knowledge Management International Conference and Exhibition 2006 (KMICE 2006), 6-8 June 2006, The Legend Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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The research study entitled ”Status Of Contract Growing of Chicken in the Province of Iloilo was conducted to characterize the chicken growers and their farms, determine farm profitability, and identify the problems that beset the industry. Data were gathered from January to March 2003. The study revealed that contract chicken growers in Iloilo were generally males, married and were in their middle age (50 years). Majority (83.3%) had farming as their main occupation.To some growers, contract growing was only their secondary source of income. On the average, the farmers have been in the contract growing business for 8.6 years. In terms of number of partnership with growers Vitarich predominated in the place.Other major companies were, Swift, B-Meg and BAVI. Growers had 3.5 poultry houses on the average but the number was as low as 3 and as high as 10 units.They started with an average of 6,4000 birds the present stock of growers is as low as 6,000 and as high as 85,000 birds. The average number of production cycle per year was 7.5 cycles and it ranged from 5 to 9 cycles per year. Adlibitum feeding was commonly practiced during the brooding stages but the proportion following the practice was lower during the rearing and finishing stages.All growers used antibiotics and disinfectants, and also vaccinated their birds. Broilers were marketed at an average age of age of 30.4 days. Others disposed their bird as early as 29 days to as late as 45 days.Target weight averaged 1.5 kg but could be as low as 1.3kg and as high as 1.6 kilograms. Generally, birds were disposed live.No severe problems beset the industry. As a whole contract growing of chicken is as highly profitable agribusiness venture. Average income per farmer was P140, 454.49 and P 7.65 on a bird basis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 983-3282-90-3 Organized by: Faculty of Information Technology, UUM
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2014 03:39
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 03:39

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