C.P expands its breeding operations in Rakhine State

The number of C.P chicken breeders in Rakhine State’s Kyaukphyu Township has surged due to the fast growth rate and cost-effectiveness of the birds, breeders have told Myitmakha News Agency.

The expanding numbers of breeders also stems from the assistance of the Myanmar C.P Livestock Company Limited who support keen-to-be breeders by providing them with the chicks to breed.

“We provide [the chicken breeders] with chicks as soon as they’ve erected their coups. We provide credit for the purchasing of feed and water, and we also buy medicine [to be administered to the birds]. We then deduct the amount of credit given out of the price of a batch of birds when sold to us,” said U Hsa Myo Thein, temporary manager of Myanmar C.P Livestock.

The C.P company started their breeding initiative in Kyaukphyu Township back at the start of 2015, with two thousands birds being reared in 12 coups. This year though has seen the company expand their activities, with a further 6 coups being erected along the Kyaukphyu – Yangon highroad.

In order to breed C.P chickens, farmers are required to procure their own land upon which to erect their own chicken coups. The Myanmar C.P Livestock Company Limited then provides the rest: the chicks, feed and required medical treatments.

“Home-bred chickens need between three and four months before they’re ready for slaughter. Their growth rate is slow, not rendering them cost-effective. For C.P chickens though, they’re ready to sell in just 45-50 days. We can fairly accurately calculate the weight of one bird to a viss (1.6 kilograms). I want to say a special thank to the C.P company for providing us with an interest-free loan to build our coup and purchase all the necessary items for breeding chickens such as feeding cups,” said U Tha Htun, a C.P chicken breeder from Kyaukphyu Township’s Wahnetkyaing village.

C.P chicken breeders informed Myitmakha News Agency that, dependent upon the volume of deaths and defects, a farmer can secure K600,000 – 800,000 per batch of birds ready for slaughter. As well as implementing its chicken breeding operations in Kyaukphyu Township, the Myanmar C.P Livestock Company Limited has reportedly also established 40 chicken coups in another township of Rakhine State, that of Thandwe.

Source: Global New Light of Myanmar

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