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Journal of Experimental Agriculture International, ISSN: 2457-0591, ISSN: 2231-0606 (Past),Vol.: 28, Issue.: 5


Comparative Economic Analysis of Battery Cage and Deep Litter System of Poultry Production in Osun State, Nigeria


A. O. Busari1* and O. E. Okhai1

1Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, College of Agriculture, Ejigbo Campus. Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria.

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(1) Dr. Mirjana Bulatovic-Danilovich, Professor, Consumer Horticulture, State Extension Master Gardener Program Coordinator, West Virginia University, USA.


(1) O. Adejumo Isaac, Landmark University, Nigeria.

(2) Vecdi Demircan, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan.

(3) Abubakar Maikasuwa Mohammed, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Nigeria.

(4) Sara Shields, USA.

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The study appraised the economic performance of battery cage and deep litter systems of poultry production. The study was carried out in Osun State, Nigeria. Six areas (Iwo, Ejigbo, Awo, Ede, Sekona and Osogbo) were purposively selected due to their high concentration of poultry farmers. From each of the selected areas, 10 battery cage and 10 deep litter poultry farmers were randomly selected giving a total of 120 farmers used for the study. The study showed that the net farm income was ₦1472899.358 and ₦320985.074 per annum for battery cage and deep litter system of production respectively. The total production cost for battery cage system was ₦141529.642 while that of deep litter system was ₦75616.626. Gross margins were ₦1494614.608 and ₦321095.974 for battery cage and deep litter system respectively.  Costs of feed constituted the largest share of the total cost for the two system of production.  Cost of feed, cost of drugs and cost of labor were the significant determinants of gross margin earned by poultry farmers in the study area.

Keywords :

Economic performance; deep litter; battery cage; poultry production; Osun State.

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DOI : 10.9734/JEAI/2018/17888

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