Re-launch of the Mengo Poultry Farm
The Mengo poultry project was launched again on Feb. 17, 2014, with the arrival of 450 chicks. Under a distortion-free disease control program, the following vaccines were administered:
- Vaccine against Newcastle disease (HB1)
- Vaccine against Gumboro IBD disease
- Booster vaccine for HB1/H120
- Booster vaccine for Gumboro
So far the mortality rate is 1.1%, considerably lower than the normal level of 5%, suggesting that the measures administered have been effective. The 445 remaining chicks weigh between 200-240 g each.
This poultry project aims to transfer know-how to the community through training and support to local farms.