Technical Efficiency of Poultry Egg Production in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria
Economics
Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015, Pages: 50-56
Received: May 30, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 6, 2015; Published: Jun. 25, 2015
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Otunaiya Abiodun Olanrewaju, Department of Agricultural Economics and Farm Management, College of Agricultural Sciences, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Yewa Campus, Ayetoro, Ogun State, Nigeria
Adeyonu Abigail Gbemisola, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
Bamiro Olasunkanmi Moses, Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, College of Agricultural Sciences, Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria
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Abstract
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.
Keywords
Technical efficiency, Poultry, Egg production, Inefficiency, Nigeria
To cite this article
Otunaiya Abiodun Olanrewaju, Adeyonu Abigail Gbemisola, Bamiro Olasunkanmi Moses, Technical Efficiency of Poultry Egg Production in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria, Economics. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 50-56. doi: 10.11648/j.eco.20150403.12
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