The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Page No. 13 - 18

Indigenous Poultry Management Practices in Zone C Area of Benue State Agricultural Development Project, Nigeria

Authors : V.A. Okwoche

Abstract: This study examines the indigenous poultry management practices in Zone C Area of Benue State Agricultural Development Project. About 200 respondents were interviewed. About 66% of the respondents indicated that extensive methods of management were adopted. The study indicated that apart from age and farming experience, all other socio-economic characteristics were not related to ethno-veterinary practices. The findings suggested that formal educational level, annual income, herd size and contact with extension may not be important influencing factors. Majority of the respondents used ethno-veterinary practices on their indigenous local breeds. It is recommended that there is no need to revolutionise the husbandry practices or to introduce day old hyped chicks or buy costly feed. What is critical, however, is the provision of affordable feed and animal health services for timely vaccination of chicks to prevent and control disease as the local farmers stick to their indigenous breeds.

How to cite this article:

V.A. Okwoche , 2013. Indigenous Poultry Management Practices in Zone C Area of Benue State Agricultural Development Project, Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 8: 13-18.

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