SMALLHOLDER broiler farmers now have the option of using local feeds to raise their birds. This was made possible after the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) pre-released a broiler feeding system technology during the Agricultural Innovations Show and NARI 14th Anniversary Day on May 5.
The NARI broiler concentrate feeding technology was developed over eight years through projects supported by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). The projects included the “poultry feeding systems” and “improving profitability of village broiler chicken production”.
The latter project was to evaluate broiler production and profitability on village broiler farms using feeding options that incorporated the use of local feed resources. The viability of broiler production in Papua New Guinea had been threatened by rising costs of commercial diets because most of the ingredients were imported and expensive. Read more here