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Title:
ECONOMICS OF CATTLE FATTENING IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA: NEW FRONTIERS AND CRITICAL CHALLENGES

Authors:
ONUGU CHARLES UCHENNA, OSITANWOSU CHUKWUNONSO ONYEIBO, JOHN LOVETH CHIOMA

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1ONUGU CHARLES UCHENNA, 2*OSITANWOSU CHUKWUNONSO ONYEIBO, 3 JOHN LOVETH CHIOMA
1,2& 3. Department of Agricultural Economics & Extension, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria.
2. College of Economics and Management, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, P.R. China.

MLA 8
UCHENNA, ONUGU CHARLES, et al. "ECONOMICS OF CATTLE FATTENING IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA: NEW FRONTIERS AND CRITICAL CHALLENGES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 11, Nov. 2018, pp. 5897-5910, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=410. Accessed Nov. 2018.
APA
UCHENNA, O., ONYEIBO, O., & CHIOMA, J. (2018, November). ECONOMICS OF CATTLE FATTENING IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA: NEW FRONTIERS AND CRITICAL CHALLENGES. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(11), 5897-5910. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=410
Chicago
UCHENNA, ONUGU CHARLES, OSITANWOSU CHUKWUNONSO ONYEIBO, and JOHN LOVETH CHIOMA. "ECONOMICS OF CATTLE FATTENING IN ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA: NEW FRONTIERS AND CRITICAL CHALLENGES." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 11 (November 2018), 5897-5910. Accessed November, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=410.

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Abstract:
This study uses data on cattle fattening from 370 cattle farmers in the six districts that constitute Mubi Metropolis of Adamawa State. The data was collected using a structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistical tools (frequency, percentage, and mean) and inferential statistical tool (z-test). The findings indicate that cattle fattening is profitable and has a significant effect on the annual income of the farmers. Equally, the results show that cattle fattening had no effect on the rate of employment generation and that the major challenges facing cattle fattening in Mubi Metropolis were high cost of hired labour, untreated water supply, inadequate fund, high interest rate on loan, lack of collateral security, insufficient veterinary services, high cost of medication, high cost of feeds, and poor infrastructural development. Based on the findings, the study recommends that government should provide maximum security to aid cattle fattening, proper road network should be constructed for easy access to the market. More so, the cattle farmers should be encouraged to form cooperative for easy access to loan. It also recommends that he Ministry of Health should deploy veterinary doctors to Mubi to reduce the cost to medication and checkmate pest and diseases.