Poultry farming is the raising of domesticated birds such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, and geese, for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers with chickens being the most numerous. Poultry meat is an important source of high quality proteins, minerals and vitamins to balance the human diet. Specially developed varieties of chicken (broilers) are now available with the traits of quick growth and high feed conversion efficiency.
Indian poultry sector has been growing at around 8-10% annually over the last decade with broiler meat volumes growing at more than 10% while table egg at 5-6% driven by increased domestic consumption. The production capacity has responded with increased integration and large scale implementation of contract poultry farming. Thus, due to demand it is best to invest in this project.
Few Indian major players are as under
· Agritech Hatcheries & Foods Ltd.
· Amrit Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd.
· Arambagh Hatcheries Ltd.
· Arora Poultry Products Ltd.
· Balkrishna Livestock Breeders Pvt. Ltd.
· Bangalore Fort Farms Ltd.