A day's seminar for poultry farmers drawn from the Brong-Ahafo Region has been held in Sunyani.
It was on the theme, “The Role of Quality Feeds in the 21st Century Poultry Industry in Ghana”.
Organised by Agricare Limited, producers of quality feeds and concentrates in Ghana, the seminar was aimed at sensitizing the poultry farmers on the need to use quality feeds to enhance increased productivity and to adhere strictly to good farm management practices.
Mr Seth Bekoe Apeadu, Managing Director of Agricare Limited, who addressed the seminar, which also formed part of the company's celebration of 40 years of feed milling for poultry, livestock and aquaculture, said it had been the company's policy to have constant interactions between its agents, workers and customers to brainstorm on issues of common interest.
These, he noted, included production input cost, exploring marketing avenues and the need for the acquisition of knowledge.
Mr D.K. Gyasi, Production Manager of the company, advised poultry farmers on the need to use commercial feeds to improve upon their production capacity.
He also advised the farmers to avoid home milling practices, since the approved equipment may be absent.
Mr Charles Okai, the Marketing Manager, said with the installation of the new state-of-the-art feed mill plant, coupled with competent staff with great expertise, the company had stepped up its production capacity and ready to deliver the best feed to its customers.
He therefore called on the farmers to patronize Agrifeeds to maximize their production.
Dr Stephen Ockling, Brong-Ahafo Deputy Regional Director of the Veterinary Services, stressed the need for poultry farmers in the region to come together to fight a common goal to enhance their businesses.
He urged them to constantly liaise with the Veterinary Services for technical advice, and also report any problem identified in their farms for prompt action.