Presentation on theme: "Poultry Poultry at home. contents Method General care The workers Introduction The workplace Financial considerations Health and safety Marketing Sales."— Presentation transcript:
contents Method General care The workers Introduction The workplace Financial considerations Health and safety Marketing Sales Commercial production references
Introduction At home I have about 40 hens I will sell the eggs. I also am going to hatch out as many chicks as I can and sell the chicks and try to make a profit. I have seven different breeds which are light Sussex,Silkies,Buff Orpington,Jersey Giant, White Crested Polish and Welsummer.
Sales I sell my eggs to people in the village I live in, friends and family. I sell my eggs £2.00 a dozen and £1.00 for half a dozen. I will sell all the chicks I have hatched from home at £5.00 when come up to point of lay. if I can not sell them all from home I will take them to leek market to be sold.
Method For my enterprise I will be selling eggs and chicks with I will hatch out by incubating. I well sell most of the chicks but I will keep some hens for next years layers and some of the cockers to fatten them up to sell for meat. The rest I will sell privately or take them to Leek market to be sold.
Health and safety Wash hands after feeding also wash hands after handing the bird.
The workers I did most of the work for my enterprise but I did have my brother Phillip Wilson helping me with feeding. Also had some help from my dad Chris Wilson. my granddad John Wilson also will feed and take of they if away on holiday.
General care I feed my hens on layers pellets and mixed corn. I feed them in the morning at about 6.45am and at same time I will fill up the drinkers. clean out the pens ever weekend. Later at about 4.30pm I will collect the eggs and shut them up in the pens at night.
Financial considerations I buy two bags of layers pellets and two bags of mixed corn which will last 3 weeks. which costs about £6.00 each for 25kg bag I may spend some money buying more poultry and drinkers and feeders. But I counted the money for each week and counted how much was spent and how much profit and over the year I found I spent £216 and made £251.58 giving a profit of £35.58
Marketing I found at Tesco they sell there eggs at £1.55 for half a dozen and Sainsbury's eggs cost £1.55 as well for the same eggs.
The workplace I have my hens on a 0.25 hectare field which has about 15 pens each pen has a pure breeding trio in it which I can hatch chicks from.
Commercial production The Battery Hen spends all her laying life in a cage crammed in with up to four other birds. Each hen stands on a space smaller than an A4 piece of paper. Her only way out is to the slaughterhouse.But battery hens are being banned in 2012.
Contents Company Profile Introduction from John Bowler Free Range Egg Production Organic Egg Production Technical skills Finance Qualifications Increasing egg production using science knowledge
Company Profile We began egg production on our first farm in 1980. Now, over 25 years later, we have in excess of one hundred contracted Producers with over 1.5 million birds between them producing over 1 million eggs every day.
Introduction from John Bowler Egg production may be a new business to you but in reality it is an existing, proven business that is extended onto your farm. We are replicating a winning formula which, with our experience, should substantially reduce any risk inherent in setting up a new, unknown business. Whenever in the past I have enquired about an opportunity to earn an attractive profit, the more I investigated the opportunity the more I became disillusioned. This is not the case with our operation. In fact many of our Producers achieve figures well in excess of our own target figures. We believe that on average our Producer profit levels exceed industry standards. Making consistent profit, flock after flock, is difficult. To achieve this consistent profit it is essential that production performance be maximised. This is our strength. It’s the last few eggs produced that are your profit. Our main objective is to produce profit for our Producers. I would like to thank you for showing an interest in our company and we look forward to seeing you on one of our open days. John Bowler Chairman - John Bowler Group
Free Range Egg Production Free Range Egg Production: Income from Egg Sales = £20.94 (per bird per flock) Expenditure on Feed & Pullets = £13.71 (per bird per flock) Margin Per Bird = £7.24 over £2895 per acre (400 birds per acre) from Egg Sales = £20.94 (per bird per flock) Expenditure on Feed & Pullets = £13.71 (per bird per flock) Margin Per Bird = £7.24 over £2895 per acre (400 birds per acre)
Organic Egg Production Organic Egg Production: Income from Egg Sales = £34.68 (per bird per flock) Expenditure on Feed & Pullets = £21.88 (per bird per flock) Margin Per Bird = £12.80 over £5100 per acre (400 birds per acre)
Work Involved :Daily Routine Open pop holes Check feed store Check birds’ feed and water Collect eggs at least twice daily Check time clocks Check ventilation systems, temperatures etc Keep house clean and tidy Other Routines Alternate access to paddocks every month Grass in paddocks should be kept short by cutting or grazing Prevent electric fence from shorting on long grass Check perimeter fence for damage Lay bait to prevent vermin infestation (This is a contractual obligation) Clean drinkers weekly Check for red mite
Qualifications A quotes for the John Bowler of one employ Andrea Plant BSc (Hons) ACCA – Group Financial Controller - Andrea joined the company in early 1999 as an Accounts Junior. During her first summer she studied for, and attained, the Intermediate Stage of the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification. With the increase in the accounts requirement Andrea soon took on the production of the Management Accounts in conjunction with the auditors. Over the coming years Andrea worked to automate many of our Accounting systems and she began studying for ACCA. In 2000 Andrea became Office manager as well as looking after the accounts department and was promoted to Group Financial Controller in 2003. In Jan 2005 Andrea left the company to pursue a new life in Canada, however due to personal circumstances she returned to England in 2006. Andrea rejoined the company in May 2006 and was successful in passing the ACCA and being accepted for membership in August 2007. This is a fantastic achievement and is a classic example of how Bowler's strive to support members of staff if they wish to improve their career.
Qualifications To get a first diploma in Agriculture at Reaseheath collage need 4c’s GCSE have to have c or above in English, science and maths.
Technical skills :Daily Routine Open pop holes Check feed store Check birds’ feed and water Collect eggs at least twice daily Check time clocks Check ventilation systems, temperatures etc Keep house clean and tidy Other Routines Alternate access to paddocks every month Grass in paddocks should be kept short by cutting or grazing Prevent electric fence from shorting on long grass Check perimeter fence for damage Lay bait to prevent vermin infestation (This is a contractual obligation) Clean drinkers weekly Check for red mite
Finance We can assist you in this task by forecasting, on a monthly basis, the number of eggs laid, egg size and grades, mortality and food consumption. From this information it is relatively simple to produce a cash flow forecast predicting egg income, feed costs, required borrowings and profit margin for the whole life cycle of the flock. Do not budget for this venture on the highest income and the lowest setting up costs to survive - build in a safety net. This makes sure that your business has the best possible start and a favourable future. Many farm consultants and accountants are aware of our organisation, however, we encourage questions from professional advisors and will always be pleased to welcome them with you, at one of our Open Days.
Increasing egg production using science knowledge From a text book called GCSE Rural science 2 said increasing day length acts on a birds brain causes the release of hormones and these stimulate egg laying. Or put large amount of birds in sheds put this gives animal welfare questions on the cruelty and safety of the animals. I talked to Mr Barker who is farm manger at Thomas Alleynes high school told me to increase egg production should use lighting and heating in winter to get a good egg rate all year round.