Poultry Farm

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CHAPTER 1

Koibatek poultry farm is amongst the fastest growing farms in Rift valley province. It’s located within Koibatek District. The main purposes of poultry farms are to;
Provide High quality eggs in the rapidly growing eggs industry. Promote the customer confidence
Have regard to the social and economic interests of the area It’s only the effectively managed, high performing and better performance farms in the current society have been accorded their status.

The effective management and quality productivity of the farm is a central concern to the management in improving the performance of the farm. The departments include reception, personnel department, layers records, treatment and vaccinations, customers department and administration point where the login eligibility of any system to use the system.

At the present, the farm system is paper based, constituting the manual file keeping and the use of manual record books. The farm employs a number of employees who perform the manual record work within the organization. The time spent in the access of the records is a very precious resource and hence it will be very important if the information could be quickly retrieved with a lot of ease, data easily updated and capable of analysis and display.

1.2 Background.

For most businesses, there are a variety of requirements for information. Senior managers need information to help their business planning. Middle management needs more detailed information to help them control and manage business activities. Employees with operational roles need information to help them carry out their duties.

As a result, businesses tend to have several “information systems’’ operating at the same time.

A system that is designed to capture, transmit, store, retrieve, manipulate, and or display information used in one or more business processes.

Managers, IT specialists and other users must understand the true role of information technology in organizations. They must cut through the hype and mystique usually associated with computer technology.

1.3 Problem statement.

At the present, the farm system is paper based, constituting manual file keeping and use of manual record books. The farm employs a number of employees who perform the manual record keeping work within the organization. The time spent in accessing the records is a very precious resource and hence it would be very important if the information could be quickly retrieved with a lot of ease, data easily updated and capable of analysis and display.

1.4 Suggested solution.

The research aspect of the project will review the current practice in use of information system in the farm management. This will seek to provide a broader understanding of the contribution and importance of computerized information system in this field. Following this review will be a focused investigation into the design and customization of the Computerized Information System. A critical evaluation of the Computerized Information System design

1.5 Problem justification.

To enable consumers to get improved services.
To enable consumers’ records to be effectively kept and maintained. To enable improved means of financial records keeping.
To enable twenty four hours, seven days access to farm records without any inconvenience i.e. incase of record keeper’s absence. To enable better be and effective analysis of farm records.
To improve competitiveness between the farm and other farms

1 .6 Objectives.

Research the use of Computerized Information System (CIS).
Investigate current practice in the design and customization of the CIS for farm management. Critically evaluate a number of complete working systems which have either customized a CIS or those which have linked an external database. Design and develop a data base to contain poultry data.

Design and develop a prototype poultry farm system, built around the findings from the research review...
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