Saturday, March 26, 2011

MONITORING REPORT: Mlang Pilot Elementary School Poultry Project

Note: For those who are not yet familiar with the project, we suggest to also visit this link:
http://wimler.org/2010/ongoing-poultry-project/


IDENTIYING INFORMATION

Name of Project Holder
WIMLER PARTNERSHIP FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS, INC.
Registration No.
Securities and Exchange Comission
Davao City, Philippines
CN200629799
Address Hong Kong
Tower 1, 43/F, Apartment A, The Harbourside
1 Austin Road West, Tsim Sha Tsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR)
Address Philippines
Wimler, Inc.
Camia Street, Purok Maligaya
Bansalan, Davao del Sur
Philippines
Website
www.wimler.org
Blogspot
http://wimler.blogspot.org
Contact Person 1
Leila Rispens-Noel
E-mail and Phone number
leila.rispens-noel@wimler.org
+852 68976848

Project Title
School-based Poultry Project


Local Partner
Mlang Pilot Elementary School
c/o Mr. Cyrel Defensor, School Principal
email: cyroangelo@yahoo.com
Project Location/Local Partner
Mlang, North Cotabato, Philippines
Amount Received from SWIFT APAC
Php 171,928.72 (local currency)
Project Duration
12 months


1. Introduction

This monitoring report covers the period September 2010 to March 2011. As soon as SWIFT funding arrived around first week of September, WIMLER immediately prepared the beneficiaries for the implementation of the project. A partnership agreement was signed between WIMLER and Mlang Pilot elementary School describing the rights and duties of the participating organizations.

The actual construction started first week of September and the building 2as finished in two weeks time.  The work was done by a few skilled carpenters and some members of the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) provided voluntary labor. The chicks were ordered around end of September.

2. Brooding Cage and Equipment

Before the arrival of the pullets, brooding houses made of bamboo slats and plastic screens were built to provide ample protection and care to the birds. They were wide enough to assure adequate space and to avoid congestion of the birds. Screens were used to provide proper ventilation at all times and that heat stroke would be avoided. Adequate windows were built in the cages to make feeding and pouring of water in the troughs easy for the caretaker.  Lamps were installed which serve as an artificial source of heat and light of the birds and to ensure that even at night time the fowls could eat and drink. Feeding and watering troughs were purchased and provided in every brooding house so to assure only clean feeds and water would be consumed by the pullets.

3. Feeding, Vaccination, and Other Poultry Practices

Chicks were fed with starter mash up to ten days of age. Feeding was done in an ad libitum to ensure that birds could still consume even during night.  From day eleven, they were fed already with chick grower mash. Since day old up to day ten, the water was mixed with vetracin, a multi – vitamin and growth booster for pullets.

Vaccines for fowl pox were administered using intra – nasal method during twenty – one days of age. This would be followed up upon the recommendation of the local veterinarian. Debeaking will also be done when cannibalism is apparent among the birds and with the advice of the veterinarian. 

4.    Present Status of the Poultry

By February 2011, the birds have already started laying eggs. The birds indicate constitutional vigor. They are alert and alive. They already received two vaccines and are already de-beaked. They are showing excellent health as they have bright eyes and glossy feathers. They are fed twice daily:  one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Clean water is available at all times.

5. Average Daily Collection of Eggs

As recorded in the logbook, birds started laying eggs since the month of February. That time, the caretaker collects three to five trays of eggs of various sizes. The collected eggs are easily marketed to teachers and nearby residents.

As of the month of Msrch, the daily average collection is eight trays or roughly 250 eggs; 50 eggs short as originally projected in the proposal. It is expected that the number would still increase in the coming months. The harvested eggs are immediately classified according to sizes and are sold to the teachers, stakeholders and to the bakery operators in the municipality of Mlang.

6. Morbidity and Mortality Rate

It was observed that when the chicks arrived, they were all healthy, alert and mobile. No sign or symptom of disease was seen. But on the ensuing day, two birds were found dead in the brooding house. It was suspected that their sudden death was due to stress.  As the days went by, the total mortality was six birds or only two per cent (2%) of the total stock. This time, as per observation, they are all in good condition, perfectly healthy and have good appetite.

By February 2011 because of the sudden change of weather, some birds cannot easily adjust and their resistance is weak. This weather change made them unhealthy which led to their sudden death. Since then, almost ten birds died because of the sudden change of weather. In all, 16 fowls died since the start of the project.

7. Hygiene and Sanitation

Proper hygiene and sanitation is being observed and given utmost attention in the poultry project. On a regular basis, feeding and watering troughs are washed and cleaned using soap and running water. Disinfectant is administered when needed. Chicken manure is gathered every Saturday and dried in a nearby drier so to minimize flies and prevent foul odor.

8. Financial Management

The income generated from the eggs is automatically deposited in the bank account of Parents Teachers Association. This is to ensure that the poultry income is managed well. Withdrawal can only be done if there are urgent and emergency expenses to be spent for the project.

9. Problems Encountered

Since the project commenced its operation, a number of problems have been encountered. Not anticipated expenses are made just to have the smooth run of the project. For instance, extra costly antibiotics are purchased so the birds can survive the sudden change of weather and to have a good resistance to other fowl diseases. Medicines for flies control in their manure are likewise bought. Now, presence of flies and other insects in the poultry is very minimal.

Due to sudden change of weather, mortality rate of the birds is raised. Almost ten birds died instantly without indicating any symptoms of disease.

10. Financial Report 


Items
PROPOSED BUDGET
Amount in
Philippine Peso
In Euro
ACTUAL EXPENDITURES IN PHP
Cost of building chicken coop, Lumber and other construction materials
62,800.00
1.077,06
62,800.00
Labor cost (construction) and caretaker
18,840.00
323,11
21,855.00
Cost of 300 chicks @ Ph 55/head
16,500.00
282,98
16,482.00
Cost of feeds and medication until production stage @250/chick
75,000.00
1,286,29
70,791.72
Caretaker allowance @ Ph 1,000
6,000.00
102,90
See cost of Labor
Technical assistance Veterinarian (6 months until productive stage)
2,500.00
42,87
-
TOTAL PROJECT COST
181,640.00
3.115,21
-
AMOUNT RECEIVED FROM SWIFT
171,928.72

171,928.72

11.  Visibility and Communications
WIMLER disseminated information about the project, based on the reports received from the local partner through its website and blog. They can be read at the following links:

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