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Before the start of commercial chicken farming, chickens where kept in coops at night and let to roam free during the day!
We took them out of their natural environment where they fended for themselves, received plenty of exercise, lived stress free and on a healthy balance of natural food, water and fresh air.
Organic Bio Farming
Poultry & Diverse
Author: Arthur Emile ClaytonAuthor: Arthur Emile Clayton
July 2013July 2013Confidential
Before the start of commercial chicken farming, chickens where
kept in coops at night and let to roam free during the day!
We changed all that!
By doing this, we not only created
an unnatural setting for the creation
of mass produced unhealthy food,
but also the incubator and breeding ground
for various deceases that threaten
animals and humans alike.
We took them out of their natural environment where
they fended for themselves,
received plenty of exercise,
lived stress free and on a healthy balance
of natural food, water and fresh air.
During the course of the past couple of years,
I have done in-depth research and testing
in organic farming methods,
and have come to the conclusion
that it is possible to breed and feed poultry in
a totally organic manner, free of hormones,
antibiotics and feed which include animal by products.
They were given formulated organic feed,
certain herbs where planted in their
enclosure to boost their immune system and
a supply of clean water.
Growth and weight increase was monitored
and they were fed for sixteen weeks.
No mortalities took place in that sixteen
week period and they grew to an average
slaughtered weight of 5.4 kg.
The next test was done with 400 one day old
chicks. Still no mortalities, and these were fed
up to 8 weeks old. The average slaughtered
weight was 2.5 kg.
2. Their diet did not consist only of dry organic feed and clean
water, but also green foliage, bugs and insects that they scratched
and scrubbed for.
I would just like to point out that this was a successful test due to
the following elements:
1. The poultry were given adequate space to roam and forage.
4. Furthermore, I wish to add, that a special and recognized organic
material was added to their diet, which kept their digestive systems
clean and healthy and enabled them to have optimal benefit from
the nutrients in their diet.
3. They were not de-beaked but no cannibalism took place, due to
the green feed in their diet.
After having done this test, I decided to develop a
farming method, totally organic, eco-friendly and with
as small a carbon footprint as possible.
First of all I had to select the best possible area for this
An area that had a good water source and excellent
logistics where transport is concerned.
The farm is on the outskirts of Karibib, an impoverished
small rural town, from where 90% of my workforce
would be recruited.
Following and adhering to strict organic rules and
guidelines, the following will be implemented:
1. An electrified perimeter fence.
3. A firebreak road, ten meters wide around the inside
of the perimeter fence.
4. Water will be supplied from 4 boreholes and
2. 24 hour manned security gate.
5. Water will go through a purification and softening
10. 96 poultry coops measuring 10 x 100 meter, with double the area
on either side as open areas.
11. Fully automated abattoir and a modern rest/canteen building for
The fully automated abattoir plus staff rest and canteen
12. Employees(+/- 100) will receive above market
related remuneration, free medical aid, pension, further
company sponsored education and a safe healthy
environment to work in.
13. The project will generate its own electricity resource
through its solar system, all slaughter waste will be
incinerated on site and used together with all other
organic farm waste, in the Bio fertilizer process.
14. The project will run on Bio fuel by processing all
mortalities as well as the heads and feet of the
15. Feed will be harvested from the fields and the
16. Only Bio fertilizer produced on the project will be
used in the fields, and an extract from the Bio fertilizer
will be incorporated in the water supply of all
17. The Hydroponic systems have shown to yield 600kg
feed from 60kg of seed within 7 days.
These seeds will come from the crops grown on the Bio
Barley growing in hydroponic system harvest after seven days
This project will not only benefit the employees, but also the
community as all excess feed and fertilizer will be sold at cost price
and all excess solar generated power will be put back into the town
The project will be involved in workshops to assist the community
in organic and bio farming.
The employment will be youth and gender based and those with
the aptitude for further studies, will be sent with full scholarships
to educational institutions.
Depending on the source of finance, 25 percent shareholding
could be allocated to the community, and all dividends and profits
could then be held in trust for development and the eradication
The water purification plant, will have the capacity to supply the
community with fresh clean water, and the recycle plant will be
able to supply the community farms with all excess recycled water.
My vision and aim for this project, is not only for it to be a
profitable enterprise, but also for it to have a research capability
to assist the youth of Africa in self sustainable farming methods.
So far, the only options for funding, that I have pursued, was the
Development bank and agri bank of Namibia.
Due to the scope and magnitude of such a venture, I have so far
been unsuccessful in obtaining the necessary funding.
I have decided to use this opportunity, during the Agriculture
Science Week, to show what we can achieve in Africa with logical
thinking and modern innovation.
I hope to attract potential investors and development agencies,
during the course of the week, so that with partial funding or a loan,
the project can start and show the potential that we have in Africa
for self sustainability.
Through thorough calculations and taking into account the risks
involved in any project, be it farming or industrial, I am more
than positive that the project would be able to be ninety percent
self sustainable and be able to service a loan within a very short
period of time.
For the project to be developed and show its true potential, it
needs investors with vision and positive outlook in the future of
Africa's self sustainability to feed its people.
This project will be the first of its kind in Africa,
and due to the diverse implementation of various systems, the first
project of this nature, in the world.
This system can be adapted and used for all livestock, and I am willing
to introduce and implement it in any country in Africa where there is a
good source of water and arable land.
The total investment needed to construct and implement this
project, amounts to twenty million US dollar
($20 000 000.00)