Nigerian Journal of Animal Production

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The Economics Of Goat Production In Southeastern Nigeria: Implications For The Future

SAND Chidebelu, M Ngo Ndjon


The West African Dwarf goat is indigenous to Southeastern Nigeria and is raised by many families under small·scale and intensive management systems. Results showed that the average households kept 6 goats, but that expansion was limited by hour and feed procurement problems. Both males and females owned goats but males dominated goat marketing. Women have recently become goat meat retailers. Although the prospects for large scale goat production appeared bleak, those for women producers
integrating vertically forward into marketing appeared favourable.

Keywords: Southeastern Nigeria; Goat Production; Goat Marketing

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