This study aims at analyzing
economics of vertical integration in poultry industry in Ogun and Oyo
States. The study examines the production systems and analyses costs
and returns to non-integrated and vertically integrated poultry farms.
Primary data were generated using structured questionnaires in a field
survey of 100 non-integrated poultry farms, 70 partially integrated
poultry farms and 40 fully poultry integrated farms. The analytical
techniques employed include descriptive statistics and stochastic production
frontier function. Predicted technical efficiencies range between 65%
and 97%. The results show that about 49% of the sampled poultry farms
have technical efficiencies greater than 90% operating close to the
technology frontier. The higher the level of vertical integration the
greater the technical efficiency.
Olasunkanmi M. Bamiro , Dayo O.A. Phillip and S. Momoh , 2006. Vertical Integration and Technical Efficiency
in Poultry (Egg) Industry in Ogun and Oyo States, Nigeria. International Journal of Poultry Science, 5: 1164-1171.