Analysis Of Economic Loss Of Flood Victim Broiler Farms
Bangladesh Journal of Animal Science
The present study was carried out to investigate the economic loss of flood victim broiler farms and also to explore the relationship between various independent variables with economic loss of flood victim broiler farms (dependent variable). The independent variables were considered as education, family size, occupation, farm size, feed sources, types of vaccine and medicine used and marketing place of broiler. Data were collected through interview schedule from 43 broiler farmers at 6 upazila
... armers at 6 upazila of Netrokona district after flood. Most of the farmers were between 30-40 years of age and had small sized (3-6) family depending mainly on combined agriculture and poultry husbandry. They had small sized farms (500-1000 birds/ farm). They did not use any vaccine but use Antibiotic + Antifungal as medicine in case of disease. According to three-fourth of the farmers, the mortality rate of the broilers were within 1-100 nos. Marketable age of broiler was mostly 23-27 days and most of the farmers sold their broiler to the local market. During natural calamities, the price of chick, feed and transportation cost were suddenly increased. Majority of the farmers had to buy their chicks and feeds at a higher cost (2.0-2.9 Tk. more/chick; 0.6 Tk. more/kg feed) after the flood. They faced a loss of 13 Tk.. and above per kg broiler. The overall analysis also indicated that about half of the farms (51.2%) faced high economic loss (1500 Tk. and above) due to flood. From the various correlation analysis, it was revealed that family size, occupation, feed sources and types of vaccine used had no significant relationship but education, farm size, types of medicine and marketing place of broiler had significant (P<0.01) and negative correlation with economic loss of flood victim broiler farms.