NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas Agriculture & Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) yesterday announced the opening of a “state-of-the-art” poultry research and training center, which according to a Minster of Agriculture Marine Resources and Family Island Affairs Clay Sweeting will aid in the creation of a sustainable poultry production program for The Bahamas.
The center will serve as host to a layers program at its farm in North Andros. The program is expected to produce an estimated 1.5 million eggs annually and includes some five hundred Rhode Island Red Layer Chicks that were purchased in March.
Sweeting said: “The academy will aid in creating a sustainable poultry production program for The Bahamas. Some 3,800 birds will be housed in this enriched caged system. These birds will complement our egg production program and is expected to produce an estimated one million eggs annually.