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Asian Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2015 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-18
DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2015.1.18
 
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Effect of Disease Management on Profitability of Chicken Egg Production in Southwest Nigeria

O.K. Akintunde, A.I. Adeoti, V.O. Okoruwa, B.T. Omonona and A.O. Abu

Abstract:
Poultry diseases remain one of the major threats to poultry production in Nigeria. The cost of disease treatment and control tends to increase production cost and hence reduced profit earned by poultry farmers. In the light of this, this study was designed to estimate the level of poultry disease management in southwestern Nigeria and examine its effect on profitability of egg production. Primary data was obtained with the aid of structured questionnaire from a cross section survey of 403 poultry farmers drawn through multi-stage sampling procedure. Descriptive statistics, Fuzzy logic model, Budgetary techniques and Stochastic Profit Frontier model were used to analyze the obtained data. Majority (81.4%) of the chicken egg farmers were males. Majority (85.6%) were married with an average household size of 5.4±1.7 members. The average age and mean years of experience were 45.5±9.1 and 10.0±5.05 years, respectively. Majority (68.0%) of the chicken egg farmers operated at low level of poultry disease management, 26.3% at moderate level while few (5.7%) was at high level. Gross return per Naira invested (1.06) for small scale farms; both medium and large farms (1.10). Quantity of feed (β = 0.8106), stock size (δ = 0.54) and poultry disease management index (δ = 0.2712) had strong positive effect on profit efficiency. This study recommends regular training of farmers by extension agents on modern methods of disease prevention and control. Government should formulate a policy of that will make livestock insurance more affordable by poultry farmers and encouragement of farmers on stock expansion.
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How to cite this article:

O.K. Akintunde, A.I. Adeoti, V.O. Okoruwa, B.T. Omonona and A.O. Abu, 2015. Effect of Disease Management on Profitability of Chicken Egg Production in Southwest Nigeria. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 9: 1-18.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2015.1.18

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajpsaj.2015.1.18

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