Authorities of the school see a need to help drastically the supply gap in the provision of day-old chicks in Ghana, as the country produces only 25% of total demand of poultry farmers. The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has unveiled a new hatchery to produce day-old chicks for the poultry farming industry in the country.
Authorities of the school see a need to help block the supply gap in the provision of day-old chicks in Ghana, as the country produces only 25% of total demand of poultry farmers.
Local farmers import more than five million day-old chicks annually, which means that the six hatcheries in the country are unable to meet the local demand as well as the quality of day-old chicks demanded by farmers, something KNUST’s 5000-capacity Olympio Hatchery seeks to address.
Poultry Embryology and Chick Quality specialist at KNUST, Dr. Jacob Alhassan Hamidu reminisces the era of producing low-quality day old chicks could soon be over.
“We want that to stop. We will conduct proper research and we are going to be troubleshooting,” he told Kumasi’s Luv FM.
According to Dr Hamidu, farmers will be furnished with research outcomes to improve chick quality in order to compete globally.