You can learn about the potentials of quail raising by joining the AANI Farm Tour on Sunday, April 3, which will visit the feed mill and experimental farm of Agrichexers in sta. Maria, Bulacan.
The experimental farm is where the products of the feedmill are tested for their efficiency not only in promoting animal growth but also in cutting cost of production.
Bright ideas in quail raising can be picked up from the experts of Agrichexers. They have now designed a model for small scale quail raising in the urban areas. A double deck cage that can accommodate 40 layers can produce more eggs than the ordinary family will need for their daily meals. They can sell some of what they collect to pay for the feeds they buy.
Agrichexers is about the biggest manufacturer of quail feeds. Gil Garcia is very proud to claim that the users of their quail feeds produce bigger eggs with better shell quality. They are selling 1,000 tons of quail feeds a month, which means that at any given day, some 1.6 million quails are consuming Agrichexers feed at 23 grams per bird.
Agrichexers has also introduced an automatic drinker for quails. This makes providing drinking water to the quails more hygienic and with much less labor. This is because, there is no need to wash the drinkers every day. The birds learn to drink from the nipple which flows directly from an overhead tank. No water is wasted, and the drinking water is not polluted by feed droppings.
Those who want to join the AANI Farm Tour can contact Jocelyn Mahipus at 0932-442-5025 or you can go direct to the AANI office at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.