Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Production in Quetta District Balochistan
Memon IN*, Noonari S, Asif M, Shah ST, Peerzado MB, Panhwar GM, Sethar AA, Kalwar GY, Bhatti MA, Jamro AS
Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural Social Sciences, Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam, Pakistan
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- Memon IN
Department of Agricultural Economics
Faculty of Agricultural Social Sciences
Sindh Agriculture University
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Received Date: May 04, 2015 Accepted Date: July 20, 2015 Published Date: July 28, 2015
Citation: Memon IN, Noonari S, Asif M, Shah ST, Peerzado MB, et al. (2015) Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Production in Quetta District Balochistan. J Fisheries Livest Prod 3:137. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000137
Copyright: © 2015 Memon IN, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The poultry sector is one of the most organized and vibrant segments of the agriculture industry of Pakistan. This sector generates direct and indirect employment and income for about 1.5 million people. Its contribution in agriculture and livestock is 6.4 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively. Pakistan has been producing 10,000 million table eggs and 1,196 metric tons of chicken meat annually. Thus the egg poultry (layers) farmers in district Quetta, Baluchistan are incurred total expenditures of Rs.526950.00 per farm, respectively. However, the selected egg poultry farmers paid equipments of expenditures of Rs.73450.00 per farm, expenditures rearing Rs.151500.00. The labour cost paid by the selected egg poultry farmers was Rs.100000.00 per farm. As far as marketing expenses are concerned the selected egg poultry farmers incurred Rs.162000.00 per farm. Thus the selected tomato growers in district Quetta, Baluchistan incurred a total average cost of production of Rs.526950.00 per farm. It was also observed that the selected egg poultry farmers in the Quetta, Baluchistan area earned a total physical productivity of per 1000 bird farm (18 dozen eggs/bird for 900 birds, 900 spent hens weighing 1.5 kg each) and earned a gross income of Rs.1430200.00 per farm. It was further estimated that the selected egg poultry farmers after incurring all expenditure and sale of produce earned net income of Rs.71133.00 per farm at a benefit cost ratio of 1:0.81. High profit was observed in poultry egg farming in Quetta.