From the Field

Categories: The People In Poultry

“Everything is linked”

This story is one in a series from Frances Chisholm highlighting stories of lives impacted by World Poultry Foundation programs and workshops both in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage you to learn more about Ms. Chisholm and our poultry projects in South Africa. Asked about the best part ...

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From Farm Intern to Farm Manager

Checking in with World Poultry Foundation sponsored intern Sethabile "Seh" Dlamini since her return to South Africa, the vivacious young poultry farmer effused with good news:  In June she was hired to manage a new layer farm, Iyanda Holdings, which trades as Wonderland Foods.  Located on the edge of Durban, ...

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“Everything is linked”

Asked about the best part of the recent Hatchery Management course that she attended at South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute, Fortunate Shivambu demurred, “Everything is imperative, everything is linked. You have to understand the whole process.” The young Hatchery operator, with a degree in Animal Production, a focus on ...

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Lockdown’s Silver Lining

Pako Jood’s life took an unforeseen turn when he moved back to the family farm from his IT job in Johannesburg as South Africa entered its first hard COVID lockdown in early 2020. Years earlier, his father had bought an incubator to produce chicks for his broiler business, but the ...

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Mentally strong, physically strong

Currently, the sole World Poultry Foundation-funded farm intern from South Africa in the US, Indiphile Bezana is drawing on a well of inner strength as she settles into life on a remote commercial poultry farm in the Arizona desert, a long way from the verdant pastures of home in South ...

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“If you know what you want to do, do it!”

This story is one in a series from Frances Chisholm highlighting stories of lives impacted by World Poultry Foundation programs and workshops both in the U.S. and abroad. We encourage you to learn more about Ms. Chisholm and our poultry projects in South Africa. Zilungisele Jozana knew he wanted ...

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“It’s doable!”

Peter Meyer raises broilers in South Africa. He is a big fan of the KwaZulu-Natal Poultry Institute (KZN PI), having taken three courses, all supported by the World Poultry Foundation.  “They are doing great work,” he exclaimed. Peter raises 1,000-1,500 birds per cycle in Limpopo province and sells primarily to ...

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KZN PI abattoir course opens eyes of emerging broiler farmer

Phumla Ntombela returned to her rural roots a few years ago, took numerous short agriculture courses, studied animal production, and became a chicken farmer.  “My dad kept chickens, they always fascinated me,” she exclaims. The young South African keeps layers but her focus is on broilers.  She raises 1,000 birds per ...

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