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Research Paper | Animal Science | Sierra Leone | Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022
Broiler, Layer Production Costs and Returns at Animal Production Division (APD) Njala University, Sierra Leone West Africa
Dr. Sanpha Kallon | Dr. Tamba. S. Sonda | Abdul Rahman Sesay  | Dr. Jesse Patrick Joseph Nyandebo
Abstract: This study details a profitability analysis on a flock of broilers and layers raised for the purpose of meat and egg production. Production (input) costs and sales (output) prices were used to determine the feasibility of growing broilers and layers in the region. The flock was introduced into the poultry house in January11th, 2020 and managed until final egg lying and spent chickens sold as broilers, on June 20th, 2020. Total production cost was, Le945, 260, 000 (cost of feed, cost of day old chicks, labor salaries, electricity cost, and other miscellaneous costs). The flock produced 30753.7902kg of meat at a market selling price of Le40, 000 per spent bird gives a total sum of Le198, 900, 000. Hundred and twenty-three thousand three hundred (123, 300) dozens of eggs at Le 18, 000 per dozen made a total ofLe2, 223, 000, 000. Manure amounted to 51 bags at Le 50, 000 per bag which gives Le 2, 550, 000. Thus, total sales wereLe2, 424, 450, 000, resulting in a net profit of Le1, 479, 190, 000. Conclusively the research revealed that there was a high profit margin due to proper management practices.
Keywords: layer, broiler, spent chicken, profitability
Edition: Volume 11 Issue 3, March 2022,
Pages: 451 - 456