See what many farmers are saying about PILFERING and the solutions


See what many farmers are saying about PILFERING and the solutions

Pilfering may not be totally eradicated but should be reduced to the bearest minimum. In the farm where I worked before, the management employed legions(retired soldier) in addition to other local people. They don’t connive with workers because they were sourced for from their office at Idi -Ape (Ibadan ). The cost of putting adequate security in place is nothing compare with the cost that will be incurred from this pilfering.

That is why we must all embrace technology advancement. There is an app called “farm hands”on play store. Download it and register your farm attendants and other employees on it. update on regular basis about their status and other useful information and it will be useful for others that may want to engage them in future. You will also have it handy for other future employees you may intend to engage

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I believe the current pandemic of stealing in poultry farms has nothing to do with renumeration but simply issues not dealt with during interview process! We need to look at how we recruit our staffs, do they have and know clearly their job description? Are consequence management in place? Are there guarantors to back them up? It might sound crazy for a guarantor for farm hand but I tell you it works but then again is to pray hard to have workers that will not wreck you even though you have all these in place.

READ ALSO: Very Important letter to all farmers No 2

Apart from eggs they also still birds. Don’t leave or give your attendants mortality. Burn or bury them in your presence before you leave farm. They could be intentionally killing them for you to see, record and leave for them to eat

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On our farm. We manually move out the Litter. Someone goes under cage, push it out and the women load on their head to the litter dump. Then I noticed production drops any day we evacuate the litter. I decided to plant a secret camera. Lo and behold! What I saw shocked me. At the point of loading, one of the women puts in like 10 pieces inside her manure bucket and drops it close to the manure dump. She will do it till she gets a sizeable number of eggs. The day I caught her. It was 3 crates. Then I wonder, who buys such dirty eggs. Only a criminal will. I dare to say , she sells to mai shayi at a ridiculous subsidised rate. Since then, I’ve beenn watching closely and they all pay for any drop in production that isn’t consistent or verifiable.

I don’t think it’s fault of staff stealing.
It’s farm owners who never bother to do background checking of applicants.
Most owners don’t like to relate with their counterpart.
So we cannt eat our cake and still hold it.

I attended a seminar, 80%were representing farm owners,and Security,safety of farm resources was the topic.The audience were mostly attendants.it was frustrating to the organisers!

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EDITOR’S COMMENT

The issue of pilfering on the farms is a major issue that will keep recurring from time to time. Every serious farm should focus on ways to reduce this ugly issue on their farm at all costs.

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