African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6863

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ANALYSIS OF SMALL SCALE BROILER PRODUCTION IN MUBI METROPOLIS OF ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

MALAMI MAKAMA

Abstract This paper presents the economics of small scale broiler production in Mubi metropolis of Adamawa state, Nigeria. A simple random sampling technique was employed to sample 48 small scale broiler farmers in the study area. Data were obtained from the respondents through the use of structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and farm budgetary technique were used for analyzing the data collected. The result of the socioeconomic characteristics shows that majority of the broiler farmers were male (62.5%) and of the age bracket of 26-40 years (77.1%). Most of the broiler farmers were literate (79.2%) and sourced their initial capital outlay from personal savings (58.3%). The result of the farm budgetary technique recorded total revenue of N 1769.25 and net profit of N 777.08 per birds. The rate of capital turnover was 1.78, which indicates a higher level of profitability of broiler production in the study area. Among the constraints of broiler production examined, high cost of feeding, incidence of disease and insufficient capital were rated greatest problem. The study recommends proficient training of broiler farmers on efficient utilization of local ingredients in feed formulation as a means of reducing higher cost of production.

Keywords: Keywords: Broiler Production, Economics, Mubi Metropolis, Adamawa state