Solomon Islands Poultry Industry Limited (SPIL) has commenced early distribution of day old chicks and stock feed to its members ahead of its planned launching later in July 2022.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) funded the program in 2021 although the launching is set for the final week of July 2022, SPIL has already disbursed 3,900 broiler day old chicks and 546 bags of stock feed.
A statement from the organisation confirmed that under the new management of the hatchery plant operation, SPIL have already met 50% of distribution target ahead of the July launched date due to surplus production of hatchability.
“Under the new management of the hatchery plant operation, Solomon Poultry Industry Limited (SPIL) had already disbursed 3,900 broiler day old chicks and 546 bags of stock feed.”
Fifty (50%) of SPFA members assessed and recommended for MAL support already received their promised support of day old chicks and feeds. ”
“The rest of the selected recipients will receive their share in July and August this year 2022 when the supplier receive the stock.”
The DCGA through the ministry of agriculture is committed to support our own local farmers. The covid19 border restrictions affected business operations including farmers and MAL is happy our local poultry farmers can now receive their day old chicks and feeds.
Below is the breakdown of the SPFA Recipients and its costs:
- 3 x Contract Growers received 1,300 day old broiler chicks and 182 bags of stock feed
- 20 x SPFA Recipients Family Holdings (smallholders) received 2,000 broiler day old chicks and 378 bags of stock feed
- 7 x SPFA Replacement Family Holdings (smallholders) received 600 broiler day old chicks and 84 bags of stock feed.
Refer to the distribution on Saturday 14th May 2022 and Thursday 9th June 2022, the total stock worth as follows:
|Doc-Broiler||3,900||$ 17.50||$ 68,250.00|
|Feed-Broiler Starter 40kg bags||78||$ 310.00||$ 24,180.00|
|Feed-Broiler Grower 20kg bags||156||$ 160.00||$ 24,960.00|
|Feed-Broiler Finisher 40kg bags||312||$ 300.00||$ 93,600.00|
|TOTAL DISBURSED FUNDING||$ 210,990.00|
The unofficial distribution was due to surplus production of the hatchery plant. The farmers that received their stocks early are the ones that are always prepared and ready.