Research Article of American Journal of Agricultural Research
Influence of Poultry Feed Dynamism on Eggs Production in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria
Onabajo A. O.1, Adamu C. O.1, Oyediran W. O.1, Onabajo, B. O.2, Adeyanju Y .T.1
Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Department of Agricultural Science, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria
This study was carried out to assess the influence of poultry feed dynamism on eggs production in Odogbolu Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria. Data were collected with the aid of interview guide. A multi stage sampling technique was used to select ninety respondents. The result revealed that 78.90% of the respondents were male, 91.10% of them were married with mean age of 37 years. The results also showed that 95.6% of the respondents did not have access to extension agents to obtain information. The finding also shows that all (100%) the respondents practiced feed dynamism because of poor feed scarcity. The result of the correlation revealed that poultry feeding practices had significant but inverse relationship on eggs production (r= -0.25 p<0.05). Chi-square result also showed that the high cost of feed (ϰ2=8.72, 0.03), limited availability of feed (ϰ2=15.8, 0.00), and age of birds (ϰ2=11.62, 0.02) were positively significant to egg production. The study concluded that feeding practices had significant influence on eggs production. The study therefore recommend that Government should promote poultry farmers’ education through adequate finding of extension service in the study area.
Keywords: influence, poultry, feed dynamism, eggs, production