Economic Analysis of Poultry Production in Tando Allahyar District Sindh

Sanaullah Noonari


Poultry sector is one of the effervescent segments of agriculture industry in Pakistan. This sector generates employment and income for about 1.5 million people. Its contribution in agriculture growth is 4.81% and in Livestock growth 9.84%. Poultry meat contributes 19% of the total meat production in the country. The current investment on poultry industry is above Rs. 200 billion. Poultry sector has shown a robust growth at the rate of 8-10% annually, which reflects its inherent potential. The study was design to investigate economic analysis of poultry farm production, major objectives of the study were to asses' financial gain from poultry production, primary data on poultry farms was collected from the farmers through personal interviews with the help of specially designed questionnaire. A simple random sampling technique was used to collect the data. Statistical techniques like means, comparison of means and frequency distribution was used for production cost and yield analysis. On an average total fixed cost was Rs. 111500.00, labour input cost includes Rs 168000.00 on an average per farm poultry farmer spent labour cost of production. This included Rs. 20000.00 on Supervision (weekly visit), Electrician(when problem) Rs.4000.00, Feedings Rs. 40000.00, Cleaning Rs. 40000.00, Watchmen Rs. 50000.00, Drinkers Rs. 22000.00 and Spraying(weekly spray) Rs. 6000.00 respectively. Selected poultry farmers in study area on average per farm spent on marketing cost was Rs. 134000.00. This included Rs. 24000.OOfor loading, Rs. 86000.00 for transportation and Rs. 24000.00 of unloading. On an average per farm total cost of production was Rs. 679756.00 and obtained physical productivity 7212 live birds and 12560 eggs whose revenue productivity was Rs. 1096500.00 and net income was Rs. 326744.00, cost benefit ratio of the cultivation of poultry at 1:0.48 it means that the poultry farmers obtained Rs. 0.48 on each rupee invested by them. High profit was observed in poultry farming.

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