Survey of Waste Management Practices of Small-Scale Pig Farms in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria

Authors

  • I. P. Ogbuewu Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri, Nigeria
  • C. G. V. Otuonye Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri, Nigeria
  • C. M. Nwogu Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State

Keywords:

Waste management, solid manure, pig farms,, environment

Abstract

Animal manure can provide nutrients for crop and fish production and input for biogas production but, if managed inappropriately, can also have a negative impact on the environment. The objective of this survey was to provide information about pig production and waste management practices in Mbaise, Imo State in order to identify and prioritize research needs for future improvements in pig manure management. A survey was conducted by in-depth interviews on 35 pig farms in Mbaise, Imo State. A large proportion (94.29%) of the total manure produced was discharged in open space. Of the 35 householders interviewed, 24(68.57%) believed that animal waste caused serious damage to the environment. Farmers interviewed had little or no expertise in handling liquid manure, composting solid manure. The survey implied that more information to farmers, as well as stronger regulation of manure management, is needed in Imo State.

Author Biographies

I. P. Ogbuewu, Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology 

C. G. V. Otuonye , Federal University of Technology, PMB 1526, Owerri, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science and Technology 

C. M. Nwogu, Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo, Imo State

Department of Animal Production and Health Technology 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Ogbuewu, I. P., Otuonye , C. G. V., & Nwogu, C. M. . (2024). Survey of Waste Management Practices of Small-Scale Pig Farms in Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1371–1374. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6553

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