Econometrics of Socio-economic Characteristics on Poultry-egg Production in Wukari Local Government Area, Taraba State, Nigeria
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Keywords

Econometrics
Socio-economics
Poultry-egg
Production

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Filli F. B., Bulus G., & Mauya I. (2021). Econometrics of Socio-economic Characteristics on Poultry-egg Production in Wukari Local Government Area, Taraba State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Economics, Environment and Social Sciences, 7(2), 74-88. Retrieved from http://jaeess.com.ng/index.php/jaeess/article/view/110

Abstract

This study was on the econometrics of socio-economic characteristics of farmers on poultry-egg production in Wukari LGA of Taraba State. The study specifically, identified the socio-economic characteristics of the farmers, determined the socio-economic factors that affected poultry-egg output and identified the constraints associated with poultry-egg farming in the study area. Primary data were collected from 150 poultry-egg producers in the study area. The data collected were subjected to descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis. The findings indicated that most of the respondents (71.33%) were males between 41-60 years of age with an average of 8 years’ experience in the poultry-egg business. The multiple regression indicates high F-Value (25.158), significant at 1% and R2 was 0.604 (60.4%). The multiple regression parameters showed that education level, household size, experience, extension visit, farm location and cooperative membership were positive and significant, while household head was found to be negative and significant. The study identified poor feed quality and poor day old chick as the most serious constraints to the poultry-egg business in the area. It is recommended in the study that extension service should be encouraged and credit and inputs should be made available and affordable to poultry farm owners.

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