Bhagat Singh

(Poultry Farming)

Joint Effort Made by the Two Brothers Has Turned Their Father’s Small Poultry Farm into a Large Scale Business: Jagjeet Poultry Breeding Farm

A small business started by a man with just Rs. 15,000, he never thought his own sons will take it to such a large scale in future. Well, it is said that big things often have small beginnings. This is the story of two sons, who followed the same footprints of their father after their education and expanded the business to a greater extent.

Sardar Bhagat Singh a small farmer of Patti town in Tarn Taran city of Punjab, started a poultry farm business in 1962 with just 400 hens. He started the business in the times when no one was aware of poultry farm business idea. He named his poultry farm – Jagjeet Poultry Farm, JAG was taken from her wife’s name (Jagdish) first half and JEET was his own nickname. Well, Bhagat Singh started the poultry business because it was his dream and he had interest in doing that. But he never imposed his words and business on his children. He had two sons- Mandeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh, and both were sent to school and college to persuade their primary and higher studies and do whatever they wanted to do with their career. But both the sons chose to join their father’s business and extend it.

Both the brothers, Mandeep Singh and Ramandeep Singh, took the grip over the business just after their father’s death in 2012 and gradually with the time, extended their farm into 3.5 acres of area. Earlier there was only poultry farm, but after some time they also started breeding, and they renamed their farm as Jagjeet Poultry Breeding Farm. But everyone in the village, from that time till now, knows the poultry farm by the name of Bhagat Singh. Well, the name doesn’t make the difference, it’s the efforts of two brothers that has made the huge difference and changed the face of the whole poultry business.

They have 1.5 acres of land for breeding purpose and 2 acres of land for commercial layer purpose. Today, they have around 12000 hens in breeding farm and 18-20,000 hens in the commercial farm.

To make their farm functioning easier and automatic gradually with the time they managed to install 8 machines in the poultry farm, and cost of each machine is around 3 lakhs. They have employed around 25 workers to manage their farm and machines along with them. Mandeep Singh and Ramandeep especially take care of cleanliness, hygiene of the poultry farm. Even Mandeep Singh’s son Dr. Jasdeep Singh is also associated with the poultry farm business. As a veterinary doctor, Jasdeep Singh plays a major role in taking care of the chicken’s health personally. He ensures that every chicken is healthy and free of any kind of disease to maintain the good quality of poultry products. He gives all the required vaccination as per the requirement and quarantines the chicken if any kind of disease or symptom is found.

A joint effort made by the two brothers 7 years back has turned the small poultry farm business value in millions. Today they supply their poultry product all around the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. They also train and guide the people who come to them to get an idea to start their own poultry farm business. And Dr. Jasdeep Singh also helps people by telling them that which kind of feed and vaccination they should give to their chickens to maintain the quality of their poultry products. In future, this 2 brothers-son trio are planning to expand their business and make their poultry farm products available in farther areas also.

Message by Bhagat Singh’s Sons
Nowadays, farmers are committing suicide, they should not do so. They should think that what will happen to their family after them, their family is dependent on them, and thus this is not a way to get rid of their responsibilities. Farmers should think about how to make their skills beneficial for themselves and how to process their crops so that it will give them profit in the coming time. Now, farmers have to start farming in a smart way and they have to sell their produce themselves in order to get the right price of their crops.”