Agric Chemicals Industry Newsletters Vol. 1
STANDARD BIO-SECURITY MEASURES IN THE POULTRY INDUSTRY
In the last few decades, the poultry industry has shown tremendous growth across the globe. The consumption of chicken has increased due to its versatility in cooking. It is revered for its low price, ease of rearing, and low fat content. This is an attraction to many stakeholders in the industry.
Bio-security refers to the management practices aimed at excluding or reducing the transmission and the spread of diseases to animals, humans or an area from the disease causing agents. Bio-security is the most cost effective means of disease control management.
For some years, the spread of diseases have drastically reduced due to the awareness and conscious practices of bio-security measures. This then results to low mortality rate, healthy birds, better yield and good profit.
As the poultry industry progresses, disease outbreak and its associated challenges have become inevitable and expensive to manage. For example, we have; ND (Newcastle Disease), LPAI (Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza), HPAI (High Pathogenic Avian Influenza) etc. resulting in heavy losses to poultry Industries. Hence, there is an increase in the need for bio-security, as it has a major role to play in remediating the situation.
In providing solutions, Cormart developed products that will continue to enhance bio-security for both small and large scale farms. These products include: Vinkokill, Vinkoquat, Virusupa, Kleansol Detergent, Kleansol Degreaser, Aquasept, Renew Hand Wash, and Renew Hand Sanitizer.
As introduction of pathogenic organism causes serious economic loss to the poultry farmers, securing the poultry flocks and farms from harmful pathogenic agents (micro-organism) plays a vital role in poultry production.
Implementing the bio-security steps at all stages of farming will help to avoid an outbreak of diseases. The practice of standard bio-security measures is a beneficial approach for a successful management of poultry industry.
Dr. Ariri Festus - Senior Veterinarian, Chi Farms Limited
Q. Please tell us about yourself and your company?
Ans. I am Dr. Ariri Festus, DVM (Doctor of veterinary medicine), working in Chi Farms Limited and in charge of technical veterinary health care.
Q. Which of our products do you use, and why did you choose these products?
Ans. We use Vinkoquat, Vinkokill, Viru Super, and Kleansol. All the above products are unique because they were laboratory proven of their efficacies during our farm hygiene auditing
Q. The most common challenge in the agriculture industry is bio-security. How has Cormart been able to help your company in providing solutions?
Ans. During our farm terminal hygiene cleaning, Cormart products have provided solution in our dry cleaning, wet cleaning, and the disinfection phases of biosecurity cleaning.
Q. What was your first impression about Cormart?
Ans. Cormart is reputable. It is a hard sell these days to partner with organizations, in terms of quality products and service delivery. Cormart’s business engagement exhibits their reliability strength.
Q. How has Cormart helped your company achieve its business goals and objectives?
Ans. Using Cormart’s products have significantly improved the biosecurity of the farm over time, which is the first line of defense in disease control. We have been able to record massive product output. Also, the farms have massively minimized losses.
Q. Envisaging the business relationship between your company and Cormart in the future. What do you hope to see?
Ans. We hope to develop a relationship where Cormart can deploy experts to train our staff on product application, guiding us on the best usage, and sensitizing us on product development.
Q. What have you come to love about Cormart ?
Ans. They have a unique brand. They are one of the oldest thriving industrial chemical giants in the country. To sustain that level of success over the years, I am confident in their brand.
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Product Spotlight: Vinkokill
Powerful Virucidal Disinfectant
Vinkokill is a broad spectrum disinfectant that is applicable in several areas in the dislodging and protection of animals, farms and workers from diseases.
- Complete “All-in-One” disinfection program for livestock
- Offers unsurpassed broad protection from infectious livestock
- Broad spectrum activity against bacteria (including pseudomonas)
- Powerful tuberculocidal, virucidal and fungicidal formulation
- Effective in the presence of high levels of organic soiling
- Effective under all temperature condition.
- Effective under hard water conditions
- Recommended for all general farm yard disinfection at 300ml+10 liters of water
- Ideal for all areas with high level microbial and organic contamination
- Useful for prevention of infectious diseases in livestock housing
Technical Advice & Tips
Compost Hazards on Farms
Compost is an accumulation of degrading food scraps, plants and other nutrient-rich matter. It is an easy and environmentally responsible way to dispose biodegradable kitchen waste, which can then be returned to the soil as fertilizer for vegetable flower gardens.
Many farmers use compost and manure for various soil structure and fertility benefits. But for both crop and livestock enterprises, compost use is a potential pathway for the spread of diseases, pests and weed Compost is not bad, however, it must be handled appropriately.
Tips on Handling Compost
- Always wear dry, breathable gloves to avoid direct contact with the skin.
- Ensure you wear protective footwear that covers your skin adequately to avoid contact with compost.
- Always wear a nose mask and mouth guard or dust mask to avoid inhaling spores during tiling and turning.
- Wash your hands after dealing with compost.
- Ask suppliers for testing history or assurances of quality.
- Keep a record of when batches were used on your farm and where they were applied.
- If you are making your own compost, don’t include source material that you know comes from diseased plants or animals.