Resource use pattern among poultry enterprises in Abia State, Nigeria
The challenge to increase meat production in Nigeria appears to be more urgent now than ever. This is in view of the rapidly increasing population. The imminent decline in hunting and the low protein intake in rural areas. Poultry meal especially broiler is one of the easiest to produce, hence its purposive selection. Input-Output data were generated from selected poultry farmers in Abia Stare. The data were analyzed by use of descriptive statistics and econometric estimations. Efficiency in the resource use pattern was examined using Marginal Value Product of each of the examined resources with its unit price. It was identified that there are possibilities of increasing broiler meat supply through higher levels of resource-use pattern under the existing technology.
Keywords: Marginal value products, geometric mean, marginal factor cost, enterprise, resource-use pattern.