n Farmer’s Weekly - Young poultry farmer thrives despite setbacks - poultry focus

Volume 2019 Number 19022
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


Asiphe Pentu runs a poultry farming operation from his home in Beshwana village in Mount Ayliff near Kokstad, in the Eastern Cape. One of six siblings, Pentu started his business, Khawulela Poultry Farming, in 2014, when he was just 17 and still in Grade 9, due to poverty faced by his family. His father lives and works in Johannesburg while the rest of the family remains in Mount Ayliff. Most families in the area make a living out of crop farming, but Pentu thought poultry would be a more viable option, as it required less money to get started and he would see returns more quickly. He also knew that chicken was a popular meat product in the community.

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