Technical Efficiency of Poultry Egg Production in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria

Adeyonu, A. G. (2015) Technical Efficiency of Poultry Egg Production in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria. Economics, 4 (3). pp. 50-56. ISSN 2376-6603

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This study investigates the technical efficiency of poultry egg farmers in Ibadan metropolis, Oyo state, Nigeria. The data for the study were collected from 107 poultry egg farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics based on the objectives of the study. The results show that the mean age of the respondents was 49 years, about 89% of them were married and the majority of them are well educated. A higher percentage of them (87%) were members of cooperative society; stock their farms with a-day-old chicks (68%) and were owners of the poultry farms (61%). The Maximum Likelihood Estimates (MLEs) of the production function showed that quantity of feed and drugs significantly determined poultry egg production. The results of inefficiency model revealed that years of respondents experience in egg poultry egg production, membership of cooperative society, system of management and stock type significantly lowers farm technical inefficiency. The study recommends training of the poultry egg farmers on modern techniques of keeping layers and benefits of being membership of cooperative society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Dr A. G. Adeyonu
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 16:23
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 16:23

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