Vol - 17, Issue - 05
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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-11-05-2021-79
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Abstract : The main objective was to analyse the mean profitability of small-holder pig production. A multi-stage sampling method was used in the purposive selection of 72 pig farmers. Structured questionnaires were implemented for data collection and data was analysed using cost and returns analysis model and descriptive statistics. Farmers' mean ages were 38 years 7 months with moderate mean family size of 9 persons. The male married farmers were more with low educational level. The mean 10 pigs flock size was recorded with a production experience of 28 years engaging in pig rearing on part-time basis. The study recorded mean annual revenue of N445,275 ($1,083.80) and production expenses of N337,000 ($820.26). The study recorded 1.32 benefit-cost ratio indicating 32% profit. Most constraints experienced were insufficient funds and low flock size. The study recommends that respondents should be motivated to increase their flock size and farmers' accessibility to credit facilities should be a priority.

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