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An Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Production in Nepal

Rajani Osti, Deyi Zhou, Virendra Singh, Dinesh Bhattarai and Harshika Chaudhary
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Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural economy, particularly in developing countries. By using different econometric models, this study estimated the production efficiency and effectiveness of poultry farming. The objective was to examine the socio-economic status, estimate the costs and returns and production efficiency in production of egg. A stratified random sampling technique was applied. Feed conversion ratio, egg-feed price ratio and benefit-cost ratio were analyzed statistically to estimate the production efficiency. Various social factors like age of farmers, family size and number of laying birds were found significantly affecting the poultry business. Various investment patterns in farms their respective values and worked out the level of significance was analyzed. The analysis of net return was differed significantly with farm size with higher net return in large farm. This study concluded that large farm has higher mass of egg production and lower feed conversion rate indicating higher profit margin with enlarge in farm size.

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Rajani Osti, Deyi Zhou, Virendra Singh, Dinesh Bhattarai and Harshika Chaudhary, 2016. An Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Production in Nepal. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 15: 715-724.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2016.715.724



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