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Economic Performance of Commercial Poultry Farms in Oyo State Nigeria

Olasunkanmi M. Bamiro
Department of Agricultural Economics, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, Ayetoro, Nigeria
Abstract :

This study focuses on the economic performance of the commercial poultry farms in some selected Local Government areas of Oyo State, Nigeria. Data was collected from 71 farmers using purposive sampling technique. The result of the study shows that the profitability of poultry enterprise is a function of enterprise combination as well as scale of production. The budgetary analysis shows that in all enterprise combinations, farmers that operate on large scale have highest gross margins. On the basis of enterprise
combinations, the egg production enterprise records the highest gross margin while the broiler production
enterprise records the lowest gross margin. The regression analysis shows that flock size, feed, labour have significant positive effects on the value of output while interaction between layers and broilers have negative impact on the value of output. In the allocation of all the variable inputs the poultry farmers are not efficient.

Keywords :
Commercial poultry farms, poultry farmers, poultry feed

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 10:35

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 10:35

Official URL: http://www.pjbs.org/ijps/ijps.htm

Volume 7, Number 11, - 2008 , ISSN 1682-8356

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