Where Can I Study Poultry Farming In South Africa

What is Poultry Farming?

Poultry farming is a form of animal husbandry that raises domesticated birds such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese to produce meat or eggs for food. Poultry – mostly chickens – are farmed in great numbers. More than 60 billion chickens are killed for consumption annually.

Where Can I Study Poultry Farming In South Africa

Buhle offers courses in vegetable, grain crops, poultry, and livestock production. We also offer short courses on demand.

How much does it cost to start a poultry farm in South Africa?

On average, it could cost you between R20,000 to 50,000 to start your own chicken farm, depending on how big or small you’re starting.

It costs between R38 to R40 to grow a day-old chick to a point of sale, and one box of 100 day-old chicks costs between R850 to R950.

Do you need a permit to farm chickens in South Africa?

Johannesburg residents can have no more than 10 chickens in their backyard, as long as they are kept in a sound poultry house and are not a nuisance to neighbors.

 Cape Town residents are allowed to have five hens without a permit and will need a permit if they keep a rooster or more than five hens.

How to get financing for poultry farm in South Africa?

10 funding opportunities for farmers

  1. Land Bank’s financing for farming & agri-enterprises.
  2. Integrated food security and nutrition program.
  3. Umsobomvu Youth Fund (UYF)
  4. South African Breweries (SAB) fund.
  5. National Development Agency (NDA) grants.
  6. AgriBEE Fund.
  7. Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development.
  8. AGRA grants.

How to apply for a farm in South Africa?

Land Redistribution for Agricultural Development

Applicants who want to farm may apply for an LRAD grant, but have to make a contribution, either in cash or in labour, to a minimum of R5 000 – more if the grant is larger. Grants vary from a minimum of R20 000 to a maximum of R100 000. Individuals or groups may apply.