Economic Efficiency of Poultry Egg Production in Kogi State, Nigeria

Agatha Itohan Odine, Faith Debaniyu Ibrahim, Ramatu Kutigi Usman, Abigail John Jirgi, Safiya Jibrin, Juliana Funmilayo Audu


The study assessed the determinants of efficiency of poultry egg production in Ogori-Magongo Local Government Area of Kogi state. Data was collected through a multi-stage sampling technique and analysed using both descriptive and stochastic production frontier. The results revealed that feed intake and utility were the most important inputs in poultry egg production in the area. Furthermore, the study found the average efficiency estimate to be 88.77% and this was influenced positively by education, access to credit and experience. However, about 11.23% of the profit was lost to technical inefficiency. Findings from the study also showed that farmers were operating in stage one of production at 1.02, which is the area of increasing returns to scale. The study thus recommends that efforts should be made at ensuring the poultry farmers have access to credit and educational programmes should be organized to sensitize farmers more on how to improve on their efficiency level. It is also recommended that farmers increase their stock of birds, feed and utilities in other to operate at the stage two of production. Keywords: Efficiency, Poultry Egg, Stoshastic Frontier, Nigeria.

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