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Economic Analysis of Broiler Poultry Farms: A Case Study of District Lower Dir

Economic Analysis of Broiler Poultry Farms: A Case Study of District Lower Dir

Muhammad Afzal1 and Murad Khan2*

1Institute of Development Studies, The University of Agriculture, Peshawar; 2Assistant Director (Research and Analysis), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police.

dr.khanzai@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

To make economic analysis of broiler poultry farms, a survey research was carried out in district Lower Dir in 2015. Four tehsils were selected namely Adinzai, Balambat, Timergara and Sumerbagh on the basis of purposive sampling technique. From these tehsils, 92 farms were selected randomly from 460 poultry farms. The sample farms were categorized into three groups i.e. small, medium and large. For analysing the data, descriptive statistics and gross margin were used. The average total cost of small poultry farm was Rs. 3,10,067 per flock while that of medium and large farms were Rs. 4,99,002 and Rs.7,34,290 respectively. The highest cost was estimated for feed followed by chicks cost. The average gross margin of small farms was Rs. 38,556 while that of medium and large farm were Rs. 62,844 and Rs. 89,261 respectively. The highest net benefits were reported from the large scale poultry farms in spite of high mortality in large farms. Proper vaccination and medication was proposed to decrease losses due to high mortality particularly in large firms.

 

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Sarhad Journal of Agriculture

September

Vol. 35, Iss. 3, Pages 663-1019

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