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Journal of Economics Theory

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 3  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 1 - 3

Effects of Floor Space on Economic Efficiency of Broiler Producers in Imo State

D.O. Ohajianya and N.N.O. Oguoma


This study analyzed the relative economic efficiency of properly and none properly floor spaced broiler farms in Imo state. Farm data were collected with questionnaire from a random sample of 95 broiler farms in 2007 and analyzed using the profit function model estimated jointly with labour demand function. Result show that properly floor spaced broiler farms are more economically efficient than non-properly floor spaced broiler farms. Non-properly floor spaced broiler farms do not have absolute price efficiency, while the properly floor-spaced broiler farms have absolute price efficiency. Broiler producers should consider floor space when stocking broilers if profitability is their primary motive of production.