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Research Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2007  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 2  |  Page No.: 160 - 164

Cost and Returns on Egg Production in Southwestern Nigeria

F.I. Olagunju    

Abstract: This article determines the cost and returns of laying bird according to different scale of operations in egg production. Four hundred and five poultry egg farmers were surveyed by using multi-stage sampling techniques. Budgetary analysis revealed feed as a major cost item in egg production constituting between 64.5 and 65.3% of the total cost of production. It was also discovered that the large scale producers had the highest gross margin of 1, 183 per hen per laying period. This implied a lowest fixed cost, highest net returns and minimum variable cost. Egg production was profitable in the study area especially the large scale production that took the advantage of economies of scale.

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