Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Production in Quetta District Balochistan

  • Noonari S M
  • Shah ST A
  • Panhwar GM P
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The poultry sector is one of the most organized and vibrant segments of the agriculture industry of Pakistan. This sector generates direct and indirect employment and income for about 1.5 million people. Its contribution in agriculture and livestock is 6.4 percent and 11.5 percent, respectively. Pakistan has been producing 10,000 million table eggs and 1,196 metric tons of chicken meat annually. Thus the egg poultry (layers) farmers in district Quetta, Baluchistan are incurred total expenditures of Rs.526950.00 per farm, respectively. However, the selected egg poultry farmers paid equipments of expenditures of Rs.73450.00 per farm, expenditures rearing Rs.151500.00. The labour cost paid by the selected egg poultry farmers was Rs.100000.00 per farm. As far as marketing expenses are concerned the selected egg poultry farmers incurred Rs.162000.00 per farm. Thus the selected tomato growers in district Quetta, Baluchistan incurred a total average cost of production of Rs.526950.00 per farm. It was also observed that the selected egg poultry farmers in the Quetta, Baluchistan area earned a total physical productivity of per 1000 bird farm (18 dozen eggs/bird for 900 birds, 900 spent hens weighing 1.5 kg each) and earned a gross income of Rs.1430200.00 per farm. It was further estimated that the selected egg poultry farmers after incurring all expenditure and sale of produce earned net income of Rs.71133.00 per farm at a benefit cost ratio of 1:0.81. High profit was observed in poultry egg farming in Quetta.




Noonari S, M. I., Shah ST, A. M., & Panhwar GM, P. M. (2015). Economic Analysis of Poultry Egg Production in Quetta District Balochistan. Journal of Fisheries & Livestock Production, 03(03).

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