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    Chicken Farming in Lop Buri

    Unsure is anyone here involved in chicken farming on a commercial basis.

    There is a three-page feature in today's Bangkok Post on contract chicken farming in Lop Buri province; too much to copy and paste here, so you can link from the header below.

    Contracts coop up chicken farmers
    At a glance it seems agri-business guarantees benefit all concerned, but some poultry raisers in Lop Buri say the system is stacked against them

    this except will give you an idea of the situation:

    Some farmers who did not want to be named said the feed, vitamins and vaccinations delivered by the companies are overpriced, but they are obligated to take them because they do not have ready cash. They also said the the feed sometimes has a high moisture content. The company deducts for supplies and services when they sell the chickens.

    . . . .

    For example, one farmer sold 3,950 chickens at 45 days for 237,440 baht. After the deductions, he received a check for 29,510 baht, meaning he earned 7.38 baht a chicken. However, this fails to take into account the labour of the farmer and the cost of electricity. At the minimum wage of 182 baht a day for 45 days (16,650) and an electricity bill for the same period totalling 8,000 baht, he came out with 4,860 baht at selling time.

    The same farmer showed another invoice showing he sold 4,267 for 256,227 baht. But after deductions he owed the company 2,357.90 baht, without even calculating the labour and electricity costs.


    MONUMENT TO FAILURE: Thongjua Kiewthong abandoned his chicken farm after it brought him only years of stress and growing debt.

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    Sounds like the middle man is the one making the money, But thats about normal, Farmer does all the work and gets the shaft at selling time.

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    If a farang farmer had the ready cash to buy his own feed.vitamins and vaccinations at a cheaper price this would surely boost profits.
    As usual its the Thai farmers lack of available capital that is his biggest stumbling block.

    I know a guy from the UK who went into commercial chicken farming in Khon Kaen. I'm sure he/his wife got financial incentives from the government to keep producing. He must have done OK because he branched into pig farming after a couple of years.

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    Hi all i am new to this site and would like to you from you if you can be of any help to me, trying to locate were i can buy Broiler chics for the wife, want to buy appox 500. Location is Udonthani any info would be greatly welcome.

    many thanks
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    Hi I'm Phil, looking for Rhode island Reds and Sussex chicks anybody know where to buy, live up north east between Buriram Surin, Chmpon. Thanks

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    contact farming

    What ever you do dont get involved in contract farming in Thailand it is a fast and sure way to lose money be it chickens or fish. Trust me this is my job
    As for broiler chickens make sure you have an out for them and do your homework. The feed bill is going to put the dent in your pocket, unless you can feed cheeply We feed high protein 30% plants that cost nothing to feed apart from labour to go get them every day. We grow Turkeys, Chickens and ducks in this way. just for the note book we make money.
    Last edited by andycrosby; 15-09-2011 at 07:23 PM.

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    Thanks for the info Andy, much appreciated for those amongst us who wish to stick their neck out running a business without losing it.

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    just for the note book if anyone is looking for good stock let me know be it Chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, or quail.

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    I think that the contract farmers in cambodia get dudded as well.
    My old man had chicken farms and like evryone in those days milled his own feed from wheat,fishmeal,meat meal and other stuff including tallow.
    Is that still around?
    What breed is the the best broiler in thailand and which is the best layer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambtek View Post
    I think that the contract farmers in cambodia get dudded as well.
    My old man had chicken farms and like evryone in those days milled his own feed from wheat,fishmeal,meat meal and other stuff including tallow.
    Is that still around?
    What breed is the the best broiler in thailand and which is the best layer?
    best broiler in Thailand or in the world for that matter is the Bresse free range meat Chicken there is stock in Thailand en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresse_(chicken)

    best egg layers in Thailand have to be Black Rocks Known here as Dam Tong (black Gold Chickens) Sex Linked Chickens in Thailand | Thai Farm

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    Hi andy I've just seen one of your comments on a older post about broiler farming and with one of your comments it seems that you are the man to see about laying my hands on a large amount of chicks.

    I know it's the wrong post but as of yet I can't send pm's

    If so can you help me out with any
    Ie, prices and amounts that can be available in one order

    And if you could get back to me by email just incase I don't see the notification from this forum
    pezovedm @ hotmail .co .uk

    Many thanks
    And kind regards

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    @cambtek
    I know it is an old thread, but I see you still post here so:\

    Hi, been going through some of the old forum threads and seen your posts.
    I am collaborating on a small chicken project for profit ( hope) in Battambang eventually destined for mondulkiri.

    We have an incubator on the way and are trying to source purebred lines of leghorns and australorps.

    Would you be able to advise?

    Any other members have pure lines in Thailand we could buy?
    I cant PM as my post count is too low.
    Thanks!
    James

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    This should be interesting. Please keep us informed. BTW, I grew up on a dairy farm and my mother always had chickens.

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    i think getting the stock will be the main hurdle.
    hoping someone here may advise

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    Black chicken and chicken farming

    I tried to email andycrosby but the system tells me AFTER I wrote it and tried to submit I don't have enough posts yet. !! So, can andycrosby, who seems to be a real poultry expert - or anyone else having his emailaddress - mail me at ola at coolaola.com please?

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    I wasted time meeting an expert called Andy!

    Claimed to have purebred Rhode island reds for sale.

    He had what's know as reds, hybrids of the Rhode and tried his best to work some crossbred chicks into me very disappointing.

    The man came across as nothing but a chancer who was scratching at anything for a few quid/bht!

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    Chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by andycrosby View Post
    just for the note book if anyone is looking for good stock let me know be it Chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, or quail.
    Hi I am interested in buy egg laying chickens in December 2014 I live in krasang buriram email me fozzy _ 87@ hot mail.co. Uk thanks james

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