Poultry Manager, Poultry Farmer

Minimum? Preferably, Post Graduate

Previous experience in poultry farming

The tasks a General Manager, Poultry is expected to perform include:Procuring high quality chicks and eggs

Maintaining safe working practices at the farm

Managing and motivating the team of workers and helpers

Ensuring the overall welfare and health care of poultry

Making sure that there is sufficient ventilation for the birds

Feeding and watering the poultry and other fowl

Maintaining proper sanitary conditions and organising timely vaccinations

Keeping the records of the farm updated

Knowledge of different breeds of chicken and fowl

Skilled in maintaining the health and hygiene of the birds

Knowledge of optimum bird and fowl nutrition

Efficient in maintaining safety standards and cleanliness at the farm

Knowledge of pest and disease control

Knowledge of the latest technological advancements in poultry management

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Proficient in computer skills

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Hardworking and persistent



Leadership qualities

Good communication skills

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work or contractual jobs maybe available

Supervising other Farm Workers or Breeders or Helpers is required

Local travelling is part of the job

Working hours

Working is 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime is common

Shift system maybe applicable

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly dangerous or hazardous

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, pesticides, dust, fertilisers, chemicals, litter, odours, infection, diseases, allergies, etc.Occupational hazards include constant use of farm machinery and equipment, physical strain, injury to body while using sharp tools, etc.

For candidate with experience -INR58,000 toINR80,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Indian Poultry Sector Likely to Continue Growing: ICRA

Indian poultry sector has been growing at around 8-10 % annually over the last decade with broiler meat volumes growing at more than 10 %, whiletable eggwhich is growing at 5-6 % is mainly driven by increased domestic consumption. Farmers in the country have moved from rearing country birds in the past to rearing hybrids which ensure faster growth of chicks, higher eggs per bird, increased hatchability, low mortality rates, excellent feed conversion and consequently sustainable profits to the poultry farmers. The growth in production of poultry industry are reflected in relatively lower price increases in poultry meat over last five years compared to other meat products - Poultry WPI (wholesale price index) has grown at 12 % year-on- year over 2008-2013 as against 21 % for overall meat products basket - providing an affordable alternative for meeting protein requirements in Indian diet.

The domestic poultry meat production is estimated to have increased from less than one million tonne in 2000 to 3.4 million tonnes in 2012 with per capita consumption increasing from 0.8 kg to 2.8 kg annually during same period, it said. Table egg production is estimated to have increased from 30 billion eggs in 2000 to 66 billion eggs in 2012 with per capita egg consumption increasing from 28 to 55 eggs during that period. The healthy growth in poultry output over last decade makes India one of the fastest growing major world market in the segment, said ICRA in the report.

In 2012 calendar year, the second half was a tough year for the industry due to an increase in production costs with feed ingredients touching record highs and realisations suffering on back of oversupply in industry. However, the efforts of key integrators in poultry industry to control supply through measures like 'hatching holidays' initiated towards fag end of 2012, resulted in improved realisations in 2013, and the industry is expected to register much better profitability compared to last year. The growth estimates and recent profit patterns indicate a huge potential for employment across the nation.


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