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Journal of Applied Sciences

Year: 2002  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 544 - 549

Economics of Layer Production on Commercial Layer farms with Special Refgerence to District Chakwal

Muhammad Qasim, Hammad Badar and Shahid Bashir Khokhr


In developing countries like Pakistan where population is growing at faster rate, the gap in the production of food especially of animal origin is widening year after year. At present around 66% Pakistanis are deficient in protein. This food and nutrition dilemma demands a special attention to overcome the existing deficiencies in the food and nutritional needs of the population with particular reference to protein deficiency and its availability form. Out of various sources of protein meat, poultry meat seems to offer much better prospect in this respect. Therefore, this research article attempts to investigate the economic aspect of layer business. The study is based on the primary data. Problems hampering the expansion of this business have also been explored to suggest policy recommendation.

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