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Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Okanlade A. Lawal-Adebowale   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0003-3418-4250 ; University of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
Cornelius Idowu Alarima ; University of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (134 KB) str. 129-134 preuzimanja: 1.926* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Lawal-Adebowale, O.A. i Alarima, C.I. (2011). Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 76 (2), 129-134. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648
MLA 8th Edition
Lawal-Adebowale, Okanlade A. i Cornelius Idowu Alarima. "Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol. 76, br. 2, 2011, str. 129-134. https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648. Citirano 20.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Lawal-Adebowale, Okanlade A. i Cornelius Idowu Alarima. "Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria." Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 76, br. 2 (2011): 129-134. https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648
Harvard
Lawal-Adebowale, O.A., i Alarima, C.I. (2011). 'Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria', Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, 76(2), str. 129-134. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648 (Datum pristupa: 20.10.2021.)
Vancouver
Lawal-Adebowale OA, Alarima CI. Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus [Internet]. 2011 [pristupljeno 20.10.2021.];76(2):129-134. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648
IEEE
O.A. Lawal-Adebowale i C.I. Alarima, "Challenges of Small Ruminants Production in Selected Urban Communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria", Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus, vol.76, br. 2, str. 129-134, 2011. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648. [Citirano: 20.10.2021.]

Sažetak
Livestock production has become a common trend in urban communities whereby a number of people reared farm animals such as sheep and goats for social and economic reasons. Notwithstanding the associated advantages of livestock production, effective urban production of the small ruminants is greatly challenged by a number of factors. Based on this, the study was conducted with a view to identifying factors that challenged effective sheep and goat production in selected urban communities of Abeokuta, Ogun State. From the selected 12 urban communities where sheep and goats were reared, a total of 217 rearers were non-randomly selected using snow balling sampling method. A reliable and validated interview guide was used alongside field observation to obtain information on challenges to sheep and goats production in the urban areas. The results showed that the challenges were feed, health/disease, environmental, marketing and routine management related. All the respondents (100%) experienced challenges such as high cost of feeding, theft of the farm animals, problem of off -season feeding and problem of sourcing feed variety for the animals. The chi-square test showed that a significant relationship exists between the respondents’ socioeconomic characteristics (sex: χ2 = 21.06, df =4; age: χ2 = 43.26, df = 16; education: χ2 = 78.09, df = 12; occupation: χ2 = 62.57, df = 16; income: χ2 = 56.35, df =16) and the encountered challenges (p < 0.05). Based on this, it was concluded that the identified challenges to urban sheep and goat production remained serious issues in the study area. It was thus recommended that conscious efforts should be put up by rearers of the small ruminants to ensure safety of their animals and good feeding routine for increased productivity and beneficial returns.

Ključne riječi
urban communities; small ruminants; management system and challenges

Hrčak ID: 70648

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/70648

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