[ 5th April 2022 by allam ahmed 0 Comments ]

Determinants of Poultry Farmers’ Willingness to Raise Noiler bird in Oluyole Local Government Area, Oyo State, Fatai SOWUNMI, Oyinoluwa ADELEYE, Kabir SALMAN, Fayobi OKEWUMI

Fatai SOWUNMI
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Nigeria
Corresponding author’s email: fasowunmi@live.co.uk
Oyinoluwa Similoluwa ADELEYE
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Nigeria
Email: oyinoluwaa@gmail.com
Kabir Kayode SALMAN
Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
Nigeria
Email: kksalmann@gmail.com
Fayobi Tomilola OKEWUMI
PAMO University of Medical Sciences
Nigeria
Email: fokewumi@puma.edu.ng

Research Background: The search for the indigenous breed of bird that will address the teething problem associated with the local birds in terms of slow maturity, unimpressive weight at maturity and susceptibility to diseases contributed to the inability of the poultry subsector to perform its statutory role of making animal protein at affordable price to the Nigerian. The emergence of noiler bird that can be raised intensively or extensively has been able to address most of the problems associated with local birds.
Purpose of the Article: This study analysed determinants of willingness to raise noiler bird by poultry farmers in Oluyole Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Methods: A three-stage sampling technique was employed to sample one hundred and twenty five (125) poultry farmers in Oluyole Local Government Area of Oyo state using a well-structured questionnaire. Data were analysed using descriptive statistics, chi-square and logistic Regression.
Findings and Value Added: Majority of the poultry farmers (women in particular) were willing to raise noiler bird. This was affirmed by the moderately high probability (0.67) of farmers’ willingness to raise noiler in the study area. This was attributed to the ease of management and appreciable weight at maturity of the breed. The study revealed that awareness and flock size (small scale) positively influenced farmers’ willingness to raise noiler. Raising of noiler on small scale can be used by government to reduce youth unemployment by giving out loan in form of inputs.
Keywords: Poultry Production, Noiler Bird, Logistic Regression, Indigenous Chicken.

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