“Agriculture is the most healthful, most useful and most noble employment of man." – George Washington
ObiJackson Farm was set up as an enterprise under the ObiJackson Foundation with the vision of supporting the charitable works of the Foundation and creating jobs for the unemployed youth in Okija, our operating location.
It began as a crop farm, where cassava, plantain, yam, and vegetables were mostly cultivated.
In 2019, we embarked on livestock farming in response to ever increasing demand for animal products in Okija and neighbouring towns. Poultry, pig and fish farms were set up.
The poultry farm started with 300 laying birds as a pilot project but later expanded to include broilers and more laying birds. By the end of the year 2021, we had a total of 2,100 layers and have raised 1,800 broilers from inception. As of the end of the year 2022, our stock of laying birds increased to 3,000 and a total of 2,450 broilers were raised within the year. Presently, we are operating at a full capacity of 4,000 laying birds and 1,000 broilers on a quarterly basis. Annually, egg production stands at 30,000 crates. The poultry unit remains the greatest part of our success story.
ObiJackson Piggery Unit
The piggery unit started out with 16 pigs in 2019. Over time, the business has flourished as the farm boasts 385 pigs and a capacity to sell over 250 pigs annually.
Despite the few challenges such as the high cost of livestock feeds, economic instability, unfavorable government policies and other factors militating against animal production in Nigeria, we remain committed to our vision of creating employment whilst contributing in helping transform the agricultural and nutrition landscape in Anambra and beyond.