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|Title: ||A Study of the Operations of a Commercial Hatchery in Ghana|
|Authors: ||Olympio, Oscar S.|
|Issue Date: ||Feb-1998|
|Publisher: ||Journal of Science and Technology|
|Citation: ||Journal of Science and Technology,Vol 18, No.1|
|Abstract: ||The operations of a commercial hatchery in Ghana were studied and records covering a period of thirteen months were compiled and analysed
The hatchery studied is a unit of a fully integrated farm. Its eggs were stored in an air conditioned room and were set twice a week. The layer chicks weje harvested on Mondays and broiler chicks on Thursdays. The records indicated that 775,403 broiler eggs were set and $95,709 saleable broiler chicks were hatched, this represented 76.8% of eggs set and 85.1 % of fertile eggs. Out of the 335,539 layer eggs set a total of 623,841 saleable chicks (50%. 1% pullet chicks and 49.9% cockerel chicks) were hatched; the saleable chicks value wot 74.7% of eggs set and S9.9% of fertile eggs. In both broilers and layers fertility declined with advancing age of the breeders.
The problems observed and their possible solutions have been discussed|
|Description: ||Article Published in the Journal of Science and Technology,Vol.18, No.1,February,1998|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal of Science and Technology 1988 -1999|
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