Hobby Farms is a sole proprietorship and a family run business owned by Mr. Musa A. Sowe of Bakoteh Layout, KMC, The Gambia. The business is poultry farming concentrating on rearing of chicken broilers and layers. The business was set up in 2011
Hobby Farms is currently adequately resourced to rear between five hundred and seven hundred and fifty birds. Over three cycles in a year, Hobby Farms can make a turnover of 1,500 birds and sales of approximately three hundred and fifty thousand Dalasi (D350,000). Hobby Farms presently have the capacity to sell four hundred to five hundred crates of eggs every month and sales of close to seven hundred and fifty thousand Dalasi (D750,000) per annum. There are two well-built rooms that can accommodate two hundred and fifty birds each and another purpose built cage that can also accommodate a hundred and fifty birds. An outlet at the front of the house to serve the local community with decent deep freezers and well-ventilated shelves to display eggs, an all-terrain 4×4 vehicle to deliver supplier to institutional clients like hotels and supermarkets.
Mr. Sowe has the passion for poultry farming. He also has a sound business acumen and a reasonable business management skill. He has directed all his personal investment in the business and has recently invested in a property in Kitty, West Coast Region, where he is erecting poultry houses to expand his capacity to rear up to 10,000 birds.