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ANALYSIS OF PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE AND PROFITABILITY OF PIG FARMS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE i
APPROVAL PAGE ii
CERTIFICATION iii
DEDICATION iv
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS v
TABLE OF CONTENTS vi
LIST OF TABLES viii
LIST OF FIGURES AND CHARTS ix
Abstract xi
CHAPTER ONE 1
INTRODUCTION 1
Background of the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 8
Purpose of the Study 10
Significance of the Study 10
Research Questions 12
Research Hypotheses 13
Scope of the Study 13
CHAPTER TWO 14
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE 14
Conceptual Framework 14
Farm Physical Topicivity and Profitability 15
Pig Topicion, Breeds and Selection of Breeding Stock 20
Pig Keeping Practices and Management Systems 26
Marketing of Pigs and Pig Topics 51
Prospects of Swine Topicion 55
Constraints to Pig Topicion 57
Schematic Representation of Relationships of Key Variables and
Expected Outcome 60
Theoretical Framework 62
Innovation-Decision Process Theory of Adoption 62
The Context, Input, Process and Topic Evaluation Model 64
Programme/Project Evaluation Model 66
Related Empirical Studies 67
Summary of Review of Literature 83
CHAPTER THREE 85
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 85
Research Design 85
Area of the Study 85
Population for the Study 86
Sample and Sampling Technique 86
Instrument for Data Collection 86
Validation of the Instrument 88
Reliability of the Instrument 88
Method of Data Collection 89
Method of Data Analysis 90
CHAPTER FOUR
PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA 92
Research Question 1 92
Research Question 2 93
Research Question 3 98
Research Question 4 106
Research Question 5 107
Research Question 6 109
Research Question 7 112
Research Question 8 115
Hypothesis 1 95
Hypothesis 2 103
Hypothesis 3 110
Hypothesis 4 113
Hypothesis 5 117
Findings of the Study 119
Finding of the Hypotheses 126
Discussion of the Findings 127
CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 139
Re-statement of the Problem 139
Summary of the Procedures Used 139
Major Findings of the Study 141
Conclusions 143
Implications for the Study 144
Recommendations 146
Suggestions for Further Studies 147
References 148
APPENDICES
A: Request for Validation of Research Instrument 156
B: Letter of Introduction 157
C: Questionnaire for Pig Farmers 158
D: Recording Sheets (Herd Performance Form) for Pig Farmers 167
E: Questionnaire for agricultural extension agents 177
F: Distribution of registered pig farmers and agricultural extension agents in
Enugu State 180
G: Computation of Reliability Coefficients 181
H: Data on Physical Topicivity of pig farms in Enugu State 187
I: Data on profit margins obtained by pig farms in Enugu State for a
Period of two years 188
J: Structure of Enugu State Agricultural

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