Evaluation of Technical Efficiency of Broiler Farms in Nigeria

Adeyonu, A. G. and Okunola, Abiodun A. and ALAO, Esther Monisola and Okeniyi, F. A. Evaluation of Technical Efficiency of Broiler Farms in Nigeria. Evaluation of Technical Efficiency of Broiler Farms in Nigeria.

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The poultry industry of which broiler farming is an aspect, is the largest of the livestock sub-sector. Despite this, the industry is characterized by a high level of inefficiency. The focus of this research is on the technical efficiency of broiler farms in Nigeria. Data was collected from 646 respondents with the aid of a questionnaire and analysed with descriptive statistics and Stochastic Frontier Production Function (SFPF) -Cobb-Douglas functional form. Results showed that technical efficiency ranged from 11- 98% with a mean of 67%. The quantity of feed and labour positively influenced broiler output, costs of drugs and vaccines negatively influenced it. Factors that had an indirect influence on the level of technical inefficiency of farms are education, training, access to credit, and other means of livelihood. The sex of the farmer had a direct association with the farm’s level of technical inefficiency. Our findings strongly suggest that to increase broiler farm efficiency, feed, and labor should be adequately utilized, while bio-security measures to reduce expenses on drugs and vaccines should be promoted among broiler farmers. Also, policies that will see to adequate training of farmers and improvement in their level of access to credits should be put in place.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Dr A. G. Adeyonu
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2024 07:49
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2024 07:49
URI: https://eprints.lmu.edu.ng/id/eprint/4467

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