Challenges Faced By Local Poultry Framers in Zaria Metropolis of Kaduna State, Nigeria

Authors

  • M. Abdulrashid Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • A. K. Olutunmogun National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • J. Dauda Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • F. U. Anosike National Animal Production Research Institute (NAPRI), Shika, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Poultry production, challenges, local farmers, domestic chickens

Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the challenges faced by local poultry farmers in Zaria, Kaduna state with emphases on their socio-economic characteristics, type of production system and challenges faced by the respondent’sfarmer in the study areas. Well structured questionnaire was used to elicit information from seventy (70) respondents in the study area.The result shows that majority (63.4%) of the respondents werefemales, 51.4% had secondary education while 65.7% are civil servants. Also the result shows that 60% were single and 41.4% have five years and above experience in local poultry production. 70% of the respondents practice semi- intensive system of rearing while the challenges faced by the farmers in the study area shows that predators accounted for 28.6%, disease attack 22.8%, poor hatching 21.4% and death of brood 14.3%. Inconclusion, it is recommended that interventionbe made by veterinarians around the study areas in order to curb losses due to diseases. Equally, technical know-how for improving production is made available to poultry keepers through extension service, capacity training of poultry farmers to enable them cope with challenges of modern poultry farming.

Author Biographies

M. Abdulrashid, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

J. Dauda, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Abdulrashid, M., Olutunmogun, A. K. ., Dauda, J. ., & Anosike, F. U. . (2024). Challenges Faced By Local Poultry Framers in Zaria Metropolis of Kaduna State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1348–1351. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6444

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