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DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY

Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria.

COLLEGE FISHERY & LIVESTOCK UNIT


COLLEGE FISHERY & LIVESTOCK UNIT


FISHERY UNIT

Fishery unit is under the department of Animal Production. The unit has the following section;

i. Hatchery

ii. Ponds for adult rearing/grow out.

iii. Processing unit with cabinet oven(kiln)

The hatchery sub-unit is equipped with plastic tanks and glass tanks designed in a recirculatory system and flow-through system. The hatchery does the job of producing fingerlings and juveniles for the grow out section of the unit which is then processed and smoked at the processing unit.

The grow out unit is equipped with concrete tanks that can accommodate 5000 fish, which are constantly supplied with fingerlings and Juvenile from the hatchery unit.

OUR OPERATIONS

We carry out fish breeding from our hatchery and raise fries to fingerlings and juvenile to stock our grow out ponds. The hatchery has the capacity of 30,000 fingerlings.

The unit specialized in production of catfish and tilapia.

The processing unit is supplied by the grow out section of the unit. The cabinet oven of this unit has the capacity for 500kg per time.

There is a functional bore-hole with overhead water tanks attached.

This unit is so equipped to demonstrate the value-chain system of the fish industry for students' teaching, Vocational training and research purposes.

Facilities

Weighing scales, Water-test kit (Ammonia, PH, Nitrite, Dissolved oxygen tests), Nets (Drag nets, scoop net and fish traps) and kiln

Personnels

Fajobi Adeyemi Kolawole (HND Animal Health) ( Head of Unit)

Mr Bello Adewale Akeem ( Agric field overseer)

RABBITARY UNIT

Rabbitary Unit of the Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan, is supervised by the department of Animal Production Technology it is situated at Southern Farm of the college.

The rabbitary unit has various breeds which include; White Carnifolia, New Zealand White and Chinchilla which are capable of reproducing 3 to 7 young ones per litter.

The unit is capable of supplying weaners to prospective rabbit producers, processors, marketers, restaurants and for student traning and research purposes.

The daily operations at the rabbitary unit include;

a) Feeding of the animal with forage and concentrate

b) Giving medication as at when due

c) Sanitation (sweeping and washing of the floor with disinfectant)

d) Monitoring the rabbits health and performance

e) Daily record keeping

The facilities in the unit are;

i. A pen of 200 rabbits capacity

ii. Hutches of 4 cells each

iii. Feeders

iv. Drinkers

v. Nest boxes

vi. Weighing scale

Personnel

a) Mrs Olanrewaju A. Unit Head, (B. Agric, Animal Nutrition)

b) Miss Fagbemi O.D (B. Agric, Animal Nutrition)

c) Mr Alade Taiwo, (Chief Agricultural Field Officer)

PIGGERY UNIT

The piggery unit of the Federal College of Agriculture Ibadan is situated at Bora along Gbekuba road. The major breeds in the unit comprises of Duroc, Large white and large black. The sows are very prolific that each can farrow 8-10 piglets at a time. The pigs are fed with compounded feed, vegetables and fruits. Spent pigs are slaughtered at times. The pigs are used for training and research purposes. The piggery unit has the piggery house (pen) which comprises of the breeders house, farrowing house and the weaners house. Each house is divided into compartments. The unit has a standard store where the feed are kept and a slaughter slab where the animals are slaughtered. The equipment used in the unit includes: the wheel barrow, weighing scale, deep freezer and generator. The animals are given medications as at when due.

PERSONEL

i. Mr Ayo Adesanya Head of unit

ii. Mr Apiakason Ejikeme Officer in charge

iii. Mrs Bamibe Tolulope Asst officier in charge

iv. Mr Emmanuel Patrick Agric farm overseer

v. Mr Ibidapo Olorunda ,,

vi. Mr Akintola Elijah ,,

vii. Mr Segun Abiona ,,

POULTRY UNIT

The poultry unit of the Federal College of Agriculture, Ibadan is located at the southern farm of the college. It is sectionalized into;

- Egg producing unit (Layers rearing)

- Meat producing unit (broilers, cockerel, turkey)

- Micro-livestock unit (quail)

- Students research and training unit

The facilities includes

i. Two thousand (2000) capacity brooder house

ii. three (3) one thousand (1000) capacity deep litters

iii. three (3) one thousand (1000) capacity battery cages.

iv. 200 capacity quail house

v. One hundred (100) capacity turkey house

Day old chicks (DOC) of varying categories (broilers, cockerels, pullets, turkey poults, quail chicks) are reared to marketable and producing sizes.

Students from within and outside the college are trained. We also carry out vocational training for government and private sponsored candidates.

PERSONEL

a) Odejide. O.J- Head of unit

b) Akinbola. D.D- Officer in charge

c) Godspower. O - (Agric field overseer)

d) Diekola. F ,,

e) Abakpa. B- ,,

f) Olawale. A- ,, .