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Nigerian government to re-launch Avutu poultry firm

Imo State government in Nigeria is seeking to re-launch the Avutu modern poultry farm situated in Obowo, local government area of Imo State

The state government, with the support of foreign and local agricultural experts from a South Africa based company and Crux Industries Limited revive the business, which was not in operation for more than 25 years, according to the managing director of Crux Industries, Frank Ibeziem.

Ibeziem stated that in order to revive the farm feasibility studies need to be carried out, an installation of a one million water tank, administrative and residential blocks as well as two poultry beds which will hold more than 30,000 birds.

“Imo Poultry capacity is 2.5mn birds a year, 40mn eggs a year, 13,000 birds a year, processing plant with cold room, hatchery, feed mill, 45 poultry houses in nine plots,” Ibeziem said.

Ibeziem, who toured the poultry house, said that although it had been abandoned for over a generation by past administrations and is dilapidated, an arrangement had been concluded to transform the institution.