UTILIZATION OF COCOA POD HUSK (CPH) AS SUBSTITUTE FOR MAIZE IN LAYERS MASH AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS IN NIGERIA

UTILIZATION OF COCOA POD HUSK (CPH) AS SUBSTITUTE FOR MAIZE IN LAYERS MASH AND PERCEPTION OF POULTRY FARMERS IN NIGERIA

Author by Dr. Martha Olumide

Journal/Publisher: International Journal Of Science And Nature

Volume/Edition: 1

Language: English

Pages: 272 - 275

Abstract

Developing processing technique for efficient use of crop by–products such as cocoa pod husk (CPH) is very important in Nigeria. Oluyole and Egbeda Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Oyo state, Nigeria were purposively selected out of the nineteen L.G.As producing cocoa in the state while 120 respondents were randomly selected from the list of 800 registered poultry farmers. The farmers used Cocoa Pod Husk (CPH) for a period of 8 weeks and were interviewed with questionnaire. Frequencies, percentages, charts and chi–square were used for the analysis. The result revealed that 65 percent of the respondents were males and 85 percent were educated and 95.00% are willing to use CPH in feed production for layers. The result also revealed that there is a significant relationship between constraints of inadequate energy source of ingredients (X2=6242, p=005) method of processing (X2=5895, p=005), inadequate labour (X2=9196, p<005>  


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