Farmers Advice Chat: How to Properly Manage a Farm


#21

Your Strength will be the capital, the professional knowledge, etc
Your Weakness will be lack of fund and technical know-how
Your Opportunities include the available markets and the wealth expected
Your Threats includes the local fishermen and importers of frozen fish


#22

Is catfish the only fish that can be reared for business in Nigeria?


#23

To establish a fish farm for instance, you need to decide on the your culturing media


#24

Why really are the local fishermen a threat?


#25

Cat fish is not the only fish than be read in Nigeria, below are some species other than cat fish
Oreochromis species (Tilapia)
Lates niloticus (Nile Perch)
Heterotis nloticus (African amoured fish)


#26

How lucrative is Catfish farming and how is the mortality rate?


#27

Presently culturing media incudes
Ponds (Earthen or Concrete)
Floating cages
Rearing plastic tanks
Tapaulin tanks


#28

Then why is Catfish the most popular fish reared in Nigeria…?


#29

With proper management practices, the mortality is recorded around 10% of the stock


#30

@Everyone, keep your questions coming. Our Panelist, Isaiah will include answers as he proceeds in his talk with us. Thank you


#31

May due to lack of proper information on the other cultured species result in the culturing of mostly cat fish


#32

Thank You for that suggestion


#33

So how best can we manage our farms?


#34

Presently most farm has dam and lakes which give room for polyculture of aquatic organisms


#35

To properly manage your farms (Fishfarm), you need to have some basic knowlage of the organism you want to culture. for every type of fish feeding is be done properly


#36

Feeding takes about 60% of the to expenditure but proper and adequate feeding give the best result


#37

The only medium fish survive on is the water,therefore water should be available in good quantity and quality


#38

Personal monitoring should done regularly even if there are personnel employed


#39

Okay great… Any more tips to take note of?


#40

To get the best results Sampling and sorting should be done periodically to enhance uniform competition among fish and to reduce cannibalism