Characteristics of Beef Production and Marketing in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Authors

  • H. I. Kubkomawa Federal Polytechnic, PMB 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • S. M. Adamu Federal Polytechnic, PMB 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria
  • C. C. Achonwa Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
  • I. C. Okoli Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Beef production, entrepreneurship, animal agriculture

Abstract

The objective of the study was to survey the current beef production systems and marketing in Nigeria as a means of encouraging entrepreneurship in animal agriculture. One hundred (100) beef producers and marketers were randomly selected for interviews and discussion on beef production and marketing dynamics. Data generated were subjected to descriptive statistics to explain the trend of beef production and marketing in the study area. Beef is produced in the area majorly by pastoralism (75%), home fattening (15%) and government institutions (10%). Market prices of beef cattle in Mubi are determined by visual evaluation which incorporates element of indicators such as breed, age, sex, colour, body condition score, temperament, anus stain and the purpose of buying the animals. Inadequate market information, manipulative ways of market intermediaries, high cost of transportation, lack of infrastructure and credit facilities, fluctuation in demand and supply, cattle rustling and buying of stolen animals, inadequate security within the market place and on the roads and payment of heavy taxes and clearing of checkpoints on the roads formed constraints faced by the producers and marketers. It is recommended that, since beef cattle production and marketing is not isolated from national and international political and socio-economic policies, the interactions between the producers, marketers and broader sectors should be taken into account in order to generate holistic and reliable data that would inform effective interventions.

Author Biographies

H. I. Kubkomawa, Federal Polytechnic, PMB 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production and Health 

S. M. Adamu, Federal Polytechnic, PMB 35, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production and Health 

C. C. Achonwa, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology 

I. C. Okoli, Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Kubkomawa, H. I. ., Adamu, S. M. ., Achonwa, C. C. ., & Okoli, I. C. (2024). Characteristics of Beef Production and Marketing in Adamawa State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1326–1328. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6438

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