Challenges of poultry layers production in Kumbotso local government area of Kano state Nigeria
Zarewa MMN, Shu’aibu AU
The study assessed constraints to increased layers production among poultry farmers in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano state Nigeria. Data were collected using purposive sampling technique to select 70 poultry farmers. Descriptive statistics (frequency and percentage) were used to describe the socio – economic characteristics of the respondent the constraints of poultry layer production were measured with 3 point scale, major constraints and not constraints. The results shows that the major constraint faced by the respondents was disease and pest attack (88%) followed by difficulty in credit and loan procurement processes. 78.5 percent of the respondents were faced by the purchase of day of the chicks. 75.7% were faced with constraints of high cost of feed. The result also indicates that 71.4% were faced with constraints of cost of drugs and vaccines while 70% were encountering with higher rate of motility. Government should tackle the problem of disease and pest, loan/credit procurement, market price instability as well as proper funding of layers poultry business so as to enhance the Commercialization of poultry industry in Nigeria.