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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY MEASURES OF LAYER PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES IN THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA


Volume 14, Issue 4, February 2016, Pages 1105–1115

 PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY MEASURES OF LAYER PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES IN THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA

Stephen Opoku – Mensah1

1 Agropreneurship Department, Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Kumasi Polytechnic, Kumasi, Ghana

Original language: English

Received 28 April 2015

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Poultry production in Ghana has been constrained by several factors including high production cost and competition from imports. To be competitive and remain viable over the long haul, poultry agribusinesses would have to be efficient and profitable. The scale and size of agribusinesses play a role in their overall performance and sustainability. Given that the fact that commercial layer bird production in Ghana is dominated by small and medium scale enterprises, this paper sought to evaluate the financial viability and efficiency levels of these enterprises through a comparative analysis.
The study was conducted in five districts of the Ashanti Region of Ghana, which has a large share of commercial layer bird production. A multi-stage technique was used to sample data from 100 layer bird farmers. The farm budgetary technique was used to ascertain the profitability of enterprise whiles a t-test was conducted to compare the efficiency measures of the categories of layer enterprises.
Findings from the study revealed that commercial layer bird production is a viable agribusiness venture with positive gross margins and net farm income. The major drivers of production cost were the variable cost (feed, day-old-chicks, medication, and hired-labor). A comparative analysis of selected economic parameters indicates that medium scale farms are more efficient and have favorable gross margins, net farm income, rate of return on investment, profitability index, and benefit cost ratio. Similarly, the medium farms performed better on the production efficiency measures such as egg-lay rate, egg

Author Keywords: Layer production, production efficiency, financial performance, medium and small enterprises.


How to Cite this Article


Stephen Opoku – Mensah, “PERFORMANCE AND EFFICIENCY MEASURES OF LAYER PRODUCTION ENTERPRISES IN THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1105–1115, February 2016.