Comparative analysis of the economics of conventional and non-conventional feed use by poultry enterprises in Owerri, Nigeria

Chinedum Nwajiuba, Evans Nwoke


Economic crisis impacts negatively on the profitability of poultry enterprises in Nigeria. As a result, poultry farms resort to using non-conventional bye-products. Eighty (80) poultry farms in Owerri in Southeast Nigeria were surveyed. Results show that the use of non-conventional feeds increased profitability while reducing production cost. This is recommended for wider dissemination by extension services, as well as further research on their nutritive and health consequences.

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