POINTS OF LAY CATCHING OPERATION / SECURITY PROCEDURES
FEED WITHDRAWAL PRIOR TO CATCHING
Feed must be totally withdrawn. Feeder lines to be dismantle not less than 4 (four) hours and not more than 6 (six) hours after final feeding under normal circumstances.
Close communication between the vaccination foreman and Asst. farmer / farmer must be kept at all times.
Close communication between the Broiler site and laying site must be kept at all times.
Disciplinary Action may be taken.
23.1 Take extra care in feed ordering final two weeks of the flock at Broiler. There should be a minimum amount of feed over for the transfer period on site. Farmers to check feed stock during final week on a daily basis. Feed stock to be taken daily making sure sufficient feed will be available at all times till the house is transferred.
23.2 It is expected that the laying farms Manager visit the Broiler site on the Tuesday prior to the cockerel transfer on the Friday in the same week, to discuss the transferring program from the Broiler to laying.
23.3 The cockerel catching and transferring to take place on a Friday, Bird age is 27 weeks + 1 day. The mating ratio is 8%.
23.4 The pullet catching and transferring commence on the following Monday. Two transferring loads a day for the next three days. The first load is in the early morning and the second load in the afternoon.
23.5 No feed must be given to the birds on the day of transfer.
23.6 No surplus feed on site after transferring.
23.7 Asst. farmer in control of the houses to be present prior to arrival of catching crew to unlock houses and open doors.
23.8 Farmer or Asst. farmer is completely responsible for the physical catching of birds. Precautions must be taken at all times to prevent crowding and smothering of the birds during catching. All the damage to be reported to the Broiler Farm Manager.
23.9 Remove thermometers from poultry houses for safekeeping.
23.10 Birds must be counted accurately before placing into drawers ; -
a) 24 pullets per drawer ( 3 persons with 8 pullets )
b) 18 cockerels per drawer ( 3 persons with 6 cockerels )
23.11 And I.D.N must accompany each load separately with times of arrival and departure recorded and all information correctly entered.
23.12 Must follow the bio - security procedure at all time during the catching / transfer period.
23.13 After catching, prior to the start of the new shift, all poultry house doors are to be locked except in excessive heat conditions. All equipment to be locked away and site gates to be locked. Away and site gates to be locked.
23.14 All doors are to be locked after N.W.D when the site staff, manure crew, washing crew and shaving crews have left the site.
ON COMPLETION OF POINT OF LAY CATCHING
24.1 Site Asst, farmer to check house together with farmer for any damage incurred by catching operation and report of any findings to the Broiler Farm Manager.
24.2 Turn off water.
24.3 Secure all equipment to ensure it does not fall down and become damage during manure clean - out.
24.4 Remove all dead birds.
24.5 Weight surplus feed and moves to the receiving laying site.
24.6 Enter mortality, temperature, feed transfer, etc on charts and take to site office.
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