Effects of Seaons And Production of Poultry Egg In Owerri Urban South-Eastern Nigeria
|International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science|
|© 2021 by SSRG - IJAES Journal|
|Volume 8 Issue 2|
|Year of Publication : 2021|
|Authors : Akagha, Noel Udochukwu, Onyegbule, Uzoma Oluchi, Ojukwu, Geraldine Chijioke, Nnadi Cornelius Chindeu, Anumudu, Anthony Chukwunedum|
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Akagha, Noel Udochukwu, Onyegbule, Uzoma Oluchi, Ojukwu, Geraldine Chijioke, Nnadi Cornelius Chindeu, Anumudu, Anthony Chukwunedum, "Effects of Seaons And Production of Poultry Egg In Owerri Urban South-Eastern Nigeria," SSRG International Journal of Agriculture & Environmental Science, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 35-39, 2021. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23942568/IJAES-V8I2P106
The study examined the effects of seasons and poultry egg production in Owerri urban, South-eastern Nigeria. The work, as a result, focused on the effects of seasonal variability on poultry egg production. Quasi-experimental research design was employed in the study. Climatological data on rainfall, temperature, relative humidity, and eggs produced was collected from Nimet, Sam Mbakwe International Cargo Airport, Imo State, and Ministry of Livestock Development Owerri, respectively, for a period of 16 years (2004-2019). Results show that poultry egg production positively correlated with rainfall (0.870) and an R² of 75.5%, implying higher production of poultry eggs in the rainy seasons. The trend analysis revealed seasonal variability in poultry egg production across seasons of the year for the span under study (2004-2019). In conclusion, seasons of the year have effects on poultry egg production in the study area within the period under investigation. It is recommended that farmers should treat appropriately stock birds for enhanced air movement and space.
Egg, Poultry, Production, Season, Variability.
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