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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Fish marketing:Getting the right price for your table size fish

Many farmers have actually taken pains to produce fish utilising best practice (though the industry is not regulated)and this means higher production costs (using formulated feeds both imported and local as against using trash like maggot and dead chicken pigs etc)
It is however appalling that after this effort a pack of middle men or is it middle women will rubbish the product hoping to stampede the farmer to selling at a ridiculous figure so that the volume of profit they stand to make is increased.
The following tips might be helpful in getting the right price for the products.
  1. Ensure that through good aquaculture practices your fish attains a minimum of 1kg
  2. Ensure that your fish is healthy at the time of sales
  3. Make certain to arrange for more than enough buyers for the products so the law of demand and supply will be to your advantage
  4. Do not budge to pressure from the buyers to downshift on your fixed sales price which must be in line with prevailing rates
  5. Agree with the buyers on the price before emtying ponds. You may get samples for them to examine should they want to see size of the fish.
  6. Never show that you are desperate to sell even if you are.
I hope these few tips will help in increasing the cash flow from products sales.
Call me me for a list of buyers in Lagos State.


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Sunday, November 23, 2008

PROPER POND CONSTRUCTION

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If the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do?
thats a sciptural question found in Psalm 11:3. The answer sadly is start all over again.
its the same in fish pond design and management, always ensure the foundation of your ponds are correctly done as in the short video here.
i will present the fininshed product in another write up.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

HARVESTED CATFISH

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Every farmer is interested in the highest possible crop yield per unit area of space. incoporating Good Aquaculture Practice (GAP) into your fish farm management regime will ensure that your cultured fish attains good weights and therefore deliver good returns to the farmer when sold.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Pictures of Concrete, Earthen Ponds and Harvested Fish

Completed Fish Ponds

Eathen ponds with liners ( so that earthen ponds can now be constructed in upland areas)






Construction of concrete ponds



Row of completed concrete ponds




This is a completed fish pond that can produce a total of 6,000 kg of catfish constructed from simple materials and properly re-inforced with iron rods.


Growing catfish at feeding time

Harvested catfish


Harvested Tilapia


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ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR MANAGING A FISH FARM FOR PROFIT PART 1

ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR MANAGING A FISH FARM FOR PROFIT

Everyone engages in one form of business or the other principally to make profits even NGO’s with free funds from donor agencies have specific areas towards which this funds are applied and targets (which forms the profit for this types of organisations) are set to be achieved.
The same goes for the aquaculture fish farming business. The common targets for an aquaculture based business could be “achieving the highest (numerical and weight) crop yield (fish) per unity area of pond”. It is the total number and total weight of fish harvested that determines the profit margin of the business.
It must however be said that certain simple management regimes must be put in place to ensure that these targets are achieved.
I will attempt to explain this in this discussion as usual comments from operators are welcomed.

TIP 1 STOCKING:
Quality of Fingerlings/Juveniles
It is important to know that the quality of the juvenile (young fish) stocked has direct effect on the quality of fish to be harvested.
Therefore any good farmer will ensure that he buys or produces the best quality fingerlings/juveniles for stoking production ponds. Unfortunately mere looking at fingerlings/juveniles will not tell you if it will perform (translate food to flesh) in the pond during the production process.
A farmer wanting to procure fingerlings/juveniles should ensure that the pedigree of the producer is fully ascertained.

Quantity of fingerlings/juveniles
Ponds have carrying capacities or stocking density that is the number of fish/unit area of pond. This also depends on the type of system employed.
EATHEN PONDS: 10 and 40 fingerlings/juveniles per unit area.
FLOW THROUGH SYSTEM: 100 fingerlings/juveniles per unit area
RE-CIRCULATORY SYSTEM: 350 fingerlings/juveniles per unit area
An attempt to hold beyond this may result in overcrowding which will result in competition and it’s attendant adverse effects.

Tip 2 JUVENILE ACLAMATISATION
Before stocking fish, water temperature in the fingerlings tank must be the same as the pond water. This can be done by placing juveniles and transportation media (containers) into the production ponds. This allows temperature of pond water that of water in the transportation media to become same the young fish is allowed to swim out into the pond. Sharp temperature variation can lead to thermal shock, which is lethal to catfish

TIP 3 SORTING:
Catfish grow differentially as a result of varied genetic quality of the fish species. Fish start to have their varied genetic quality from egg stage (From different egg sizes) through hatching stage till maturity into adult hood. Therefore, the differential growth pattern becomes evident once fish is stocked. These phenomenon, which cause the emergence of oversized fish (shooters) among their peers predispose fish stock to cannibalism.
The situation can thus, be well managed through sorting (every fortnight) for the first two months.
Shooters are separated from the stock.

Look out for concluding part.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

EASY WAY TO PRODUCE CATFISH FINGERLINGS AND JUVENILES

Three weeks ago, we were called by a farm owner somewhere in Edo State to visit his catfish (Clarias gariepinus) juvenile production facility and amke recommendations as to how he can produce juveniles and maintain them to point of sales (8 weeks).
He had hiherto lost all his young fish at the 5th day.
After our visit, we reported the problem areas and made recommendations and today we were retained to implement the recomendations.
The first set are three weeks old now. Our targert is to produce 150,0000 juveniles.
So for you out there we are available to provide traing and contract produce fingerlings and juveniles for you.
Don't pack up that business let the proffessionals come and help you.
Call us on 08023148863, o7032970658, 07028661962, 014765463
mmyventures@gmail.com


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Monday, October 20, 2008

FISH FARMING FEASIBILITY REPORTS WRITING

Feasibility repots discusses the practicality, and possibly the suitability and compatibility of a given project, both in physical and economic terms. It also discusses the desirability of the proposed project from the viewpoint of those who would be affected by it. One way to plan the start up process and resolve many of the issues that may arise is to carry out - or commission - a formal feasibility study

It there fore follows follows that every project must have a feasibility report done before its commencement.

We undertake the preparation of feasibility reports for fish farming businesses from table size fish production, fingerling production, snail, piggery production and also on fish feed production all at moderate prices.
Send mail to mmyventures@gmail.com or call us on +2348023148863, +2347032970658, +23414765463 0r +2347028661962

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN fISH fARMING

The Aquaculture industry in Nigeria is growing in leaps and bounds with so many mouths to feed in Nigeria and higly socialised citizenry that patronise night clubs, pepper soup joints and other places where catfish is cooked fresh.
Today a Kg of the fish goes for between N400band N450 up from N350 in july 2008.
Below is a list of opportunities available in the aquaculture industry.

Breeding of fingerling and juveniles.
•Production of table sized fish.
•Brood stock production
•Processing and Packaging of fish for local and export market
•Fish feed production, importation and feed additives blending.
•Sale of aquaculture equipments (hormones nets, water test kits etc
)


I have a free VCD on fingerling production distributed along with some literature on fish farming fingerlings production and snail farming as bonus.
the cost of the above listed on http://catfishfarminginnigeria.blogspot.com/2008/09/free-fingerling-production-vcd.html

send a mail to mmyventures@gmail.com indicating your interest and desire to receive other post from me to your email address



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INVESTMENTS IN NOSPETCO, WEALTH SOLUTION, DIVINE SUCCESS, PMI ETC

It all began in the year 2005 when a company called Nospetco oil and Gas came into the scene witha an unheard of profit/returns on investment margin (8.8%/month others even higher)

So many people were drawn in by this promise (including myself) We enjoyed fro some time until all manner of schemes inluding the ones listrd above came into the picture and things began to boom, all of a sudden the buble bursted and it was to ''your tenth o ye israel'' those who could not stand this depression developed hypertension, stroke and death in some instances.

Some are being treathned by law suits as the money they lodged was not thier's.
Meanwhile the operators of this schemes are going about with reckless abandon.
''What can they do'' they seem to be saying.
''WHAT CAN YOU DO'' i will answer that for you.

1 Do not say you made a mistake when you fixed your money with them, at leas when you were doing that yiu thought it was the best thing for you to do. It will be a mistake if you have to repeat the same thing again.

2. Look for a physical business to engage in visit http://catfishfarminginnigeria.blogspot.com/ for a list of small scale agric businesses you can invest on that will deliver returns to you.

3. Make up your mind you wil never fall for that kind of scheme again not even with money ''you can affod to loose''
Give the agric business (fish farming, fingerling production, snail and grass cutter production a thought.

send a mail to mmyventures@gmail.com indicating your interest and desire to receive other post from me on fish farming, fingerling production, snail and grass cutter production to your email address


God bless you
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Thursday, October 2, 2008

TRAINING ON FISH FARMING, POND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION/ SNAIL AND GRASS CUTTER REARING

We provide training to organisations wishing to empower their members on small animal husbandry business e.g snail, grasscutter fish farming and fish fingerling production.
You may reach us on 08023148863, 07028661962, 07032970658 and 014765463.

Call us for arrangements and let us together see to the liberation of our people from poverty through the establishment of small businesses.
You may also reach us by mail mmyventures@gmail.com
Empower someone to ''fish and not waiting to be given fishes''


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Friday, September 26, 2008

Fingerling Production VCD

VCD on Catfish fingerling production which is distributed with a manual explaining pond design, construction and management, record keeping in farms, farm management to guarantee success in fish farming, disease control/prevention You will recieve it by post or attachment to email depending on your prefrence.
This comes to N3,000 (within Lagos)
  1. Emmanuel F. Audu GTB alausa Scretariat branch AC/No 234493717110
  2. Emmanuel F. Audu First bank PlC Agidingbi Branch AC/No 4423010014836
  3. Emmanuel F. Audu Skye Bank PLC. secretariat branch. Ikeja AC/NO 1741760002605
then send details of your payment viz bank paid to, teller no, your email address and postal address to 08023148863, 07032970658 or to emmanuelaudu@yahoo.com

For those outside Lagos pay N5,500 MANUAL AND POSTAGE 
(contents of package = manual and vcd.)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Are You a Consultant, Proffessional: Note; Great Service Is a Choice


Great Service Is a Choice

I got this mail. it answered a lot of questions about business growth and i thougt to share it here.
(Excerpt from The Simple Truths of Service)
No one can make you serve customers well. That's because great service is a choice. Years ago, my friend, Harvey Mackay, told me a wonderful story about a cab driver that proved this point. He was waiting in line for a ride at the airport. When a cab pulled up, the first thing Harvey noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for Harvey. He handed my friend a laminated card and said: "I'm Wally, your driver. While I'm loading your bags in the trunk I'd like you to read my mission statement." Taken aback, Harvey read the card. It said: Wally's Mission Statement: To get my customers to their destination in the quickest, safest and cheapest way possible in a friendly environment.
This blew Harvey away. Especially when he noticed that the inside of the cab matched the outside. Spotlessly clean! As he slid behind the wheel, Wally said, "Would you like a cup of coffee? I have a thermos of regular and one of decaf." My friend said jokingly, "No, I'd prefer a soft drink." Wally smiled and said, "No problem. I have a cooler up front with regular and Diet Coke, water and orange juice." Almost stuttering, Harvey said, "I'll take a Diet Coke."
Handing him his drink, Wally said, "If you'd like something to read, I have The Wall Street Journal, Time, Sports Illustrated and USA Today." As they were pulling away, Wally handed my friend another laminated card. "These are the stations I get and the music they play, if you'd like to listen to the radio." And as if that weren't enough, Wally told Harvey that he had the air conditioning on and asked if the temperature was comfortable for him. Then he advised Harvey of the best route to his destination for that time of day. He also let him know that he'd be happy to chat and tell him about some of the sights or, if Harvey preferred, to leave him with his own thoughts. "Tell me, Wally, " my amazed friend asked the driver, "have you always served customers like this?" Wally smiled into the rear-view mirror. "No, not always. In fact, it's only been in the last two years. My first five years driving, I spent most of my time
complaining like all the rest of the cabbies do. Then I heard the personal growth guru, Wayne Dyer, on the radio one day. He had just written a book called You'll See It When You Believe It. Dyer said that if you get up in the morning expecting to have a bad day, you'll rarely disappoint yourself. He said, 'Stop complaining! Differentiate yourself from your competition. Don't be a duck. Be an eagle. Ducks quack and complain. Eagles soar above the crowd.'"
"That hit me right between the eyes," said Wally. "Dyer was really talking about me. I was always quacking and complaining, so I decided to change my attitude and become an eagle. I looked around at the other cabs and their drivers. The cabs were dirty, the drivers were unfriendly, and the customers were unhappy. So I decided to make some changes. I put in a few at a time. When my customers responded well, I did more." "I take it that has paid off for
you," Harvey said. "It sure has," Wally replied. "My first year as an eagle, I doubled my income from the previous year. This year I'll probably quadruple it. You were lucky to get me today. I don't sit at cabstands anymore. My customers call me for appointments on my cell phone or leave a message on my answering machine. If I can't pick them up myself, I get a reliable cabbie friend to do it and I take a piece of the action." Wally was phenomenal. He was running a limo
service out of a Yellow Cab. I've probably told that story to more than fifty cab drivers over the years, and only two took the idea and ran with it. Whenever I go to their cities, I give them a call. The rest of the drivers quacked like ducks and told me all the reasons they couldn't do any of what I was suggesting.

Johnny the Bagger and Wally the Cab Driver made a different choice. They decided to stop quacking like ducks .0and start soaring like eagles.

Have you wondered why your business has not gone to the next level in terms of the number of clients or accounts you are handling, why not look at yourself your disposition and how you approach your job/business.
think on these.


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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

INTERNATIONAL BEST PRACTICE OR GOOD AQUACULTURE PRACTICES

In our world of today we hear of a common term like ”global village” this to me means that the entire world has become one big community in which case what goes on in one country ultimately affect the goings in another country.
Hitherto we had always practiced aquaculture in ”our own way” feeding unconvetional feed to fish so as to reduce production cost and amplify profit.
However with the recent increase in local production and the need to export fish particularly catfish (Clarias gariepinus) to E.U nations, it has become imperative to standardise fish culture in line with what obtains in these nations so as to gain certification.
Lets discuss how does Best Practice become an every day occurence on our farms and not a strange concept.
The overall aim of this discuss is to make the entire world accept our Fish and Fish products.


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PROPERTIES FOR SALE

We have briefs from our clients to sell the following properties


  1. Four plots of land withy 12 ponds at the Lagos State Govt. Ikorodu Fish Farm Estate in Odogunyan Ikorodu. Price 9 million NEG.
  2. One plot of land withy 3 ponds at the Lagos State Govt. Ikorodu Fish Farm Estate in Odogunyan Ikorodu. Price N2.1 million NEG.
  3. Decked building of 3 nos 4 bedroom flat at Magodo GRA Shangisha price N65M NEG.
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''AFTER 6 MONTHS CULTURE PERIOD MY FISH ARE VERY SMALL''

This is a very familiar comment from most farmers when they are selling fish. Most are quick to say oh its thie useless runts that was supplied to me at the time of stocking.
However a number of factiors are responsible for this poor result,
  1. Water (Ph, Dissolved oxygen level, presence of iron (III), organic load (amonia, nitrate and nitrite levels
  2. Feed Quality and quantity served
  3. Fingerling/juvenile quality and quantity stocked.

Digest this for now. I will explain all these in my next post. watch out.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Do fish farmers make profits as being touted?

A good number of people have asked me " What is the profit level or returns on investment from fish farming".
I am always not too quick to answer this question though i have a figure from experience but i also know that the variables that affect returns on investment from fish farming business vary and may depend on the following:

1. Technical know how of the farmer/farm manager.
2. Available infrastructure
3. System efficiency.
4, Fingerling/juvenile selection.
5. Brood stock selection.
6. Feed and feeding regime.
7. Marketing strategy
8. Predator controll

This list is not exaustive and it goes a long way to show that so many factors need to be adressed before you can actualy make profit from fish farming and the ability or the extent to which all these factors are optimized will determine the level of profitability.
Many farmers have been given figures in percentages as the expected profit margins from fish farming and this was the basis for investment decisions. for most of these farmers the result at the end of the culture period is sometimes far less tha the expected profit level.
While some will break even and a fewer number actualy make good profits.

So if you are a fish farmer what has your experience been like? Is catfish farming actualy a profitable venture?

Reactions are welcomed.

Friday, September 19, 2008

VIDEO OF FISH PRODUCTION

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