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Poultry farm success

Ana Madigibuli
Monday, January 14, 2013

STARTING a poultry farm requires a lot of work and commitment because it deals with livestock and getting the materials for the farm can be expensive.

This was the case for Mairini Nasova of Talenaua Village, Serua.

Marini Nasova, who runs a poultry farm, said she had a tough time getting the materials for her poultry farm but with the help provided by government through the Rural Outer Island Agriculture Development program (ROI) projects, she was able to extend her business.

She said at first they bred pigs but it was mainly used for family functions so they did not earn a lot from the business.

"My husband and I decided to raise meat birds as it was easy to raise compared to pigs," Mrs Nasova said. "Money started rolling in when we started raising chickens as it was in great demand from our village and our clients."

Officer in Charge Animal Health for Serua Marie Kaitu'u said the Talenaua poultry farms were the only farms in the province that received a lot of clients from Sigatoka to Deuba.


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