Search in Medwell
 
 
Research Journal of Poultry Sciences
Year: 2007 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 16-22
Technical Efficiency of Small Scale Poultry-Egg Production in Nigeria: Empirical Study of Poultry Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria
Ukoha Obasi Oji and Augustine Anyanwu Chukwuma
 
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the technical efficiency of poultry egg production in Nigeria. A sample of 60 poultry-egg farmers was selected by multistage sampling procedure and data were collected by using a structured questionnaire. A stochastic frontier production function was specified and estimated, using maximum likelihood estimation. The results showed that labour, farm size, feed cost, capital and utilities have a positive and significant impact on output and mean technical efficiency is 0.58 with a range of 0.43-0.76. Farm size, extension contact, credit, feed intake, drugs, level of education and farming experience had positive and significant impact on technical efficiency. On the contrary, labour had a significant negative effect on technical efficiency. Recommendations include increase in farm size, provision of more extension services and increased access to credit, medication, education and cheap feed.
 
How to cite this article:
Ukoha Obasi Oji and Augustine Anyanwu Chukwuma , 2007. Technical Efficiency of Small Scale Poultry-Egg Production in Nigeria: Empirical Study of Poultry Farmers in Imo State, Nigeria . Research Journal of Poultry Sciences, 1: 16-22.
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=rjpscience.2007.16.22