Poultry farm

In addition to the favorable results of efficiency in egg production, the idea of consolidating several lines accompanies the Poultry Company of this territory, in order to replace the so expensive imports.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- Through various programs and investments, this entity is developing alternatives in areas such as the production of turkeys, eggs and chickens for fattening, which allows guaranteeing from the local a gradual self-supply of food, without waiting for what comes from abroad.

The use of nipple technology is new on the farmThis reality is patented in the Emilio González Base Business Unit (UEB in Spanish), located in the town of Becerra in the capital city. This unit is intended to cover a great part of the tourist demand, before the current epidemiological crisis that the country lives, this farm now redesigns its destinies and increases its capacity in chickens in fattening to put them at the disposal of the Provincial Defense Council, and that the structure makes them arrive in the town without mistakes in the commercialization.

José Luis Bauzá Domínguez, director of the farmIn a dialogue with 26Digital, José Luis Bauzá Domínguez, director of the UEB, explained that "35,892 heads are fattened since April with favorable results; and during the year two more farms will be added, one in July with 41,000 heads and later in October, another lot of the same amount.

For a total in the calendar of more than 117 thousand chickens, with a purchase value of one million 404 thousand pesos, the birds arrive to this unit from other territories for fattening. Although the director says that in the future it is possible to promote breeding from the unit itself, expecting the arrival this month of about eight thousand animals with five thousand chickens and 500 roosters.

According to Bauzá Domínguez, "the larger birds are averaging 1.7 to 1.8 kilograms in weight, and there is a viability rate of 92 percent, which represents a decline in the number of bird deaths. The age for slaughter at which they reach optimum weight is 45 days.

In terms of applied science, this center is a real eye-opener. "The use of nipple technology is new on the farm and both the workers and the chickens have had to adapt to it," confesses the director. "The handling with the breeding is different because where there are automatic drinkers the bird has the direct water; however, with this novelty, the chicken is the one that must bite to receive the liquid."

Favorable results are achieved with these technological advances, since, as Bauzá states, "with the nipples the water is rationalized and, in line with this, with less spillage of the liquid, we avoid the proliferation of diseases such as Coccidiosis and respiratory infections."