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Table 3 Economy of production of Isa Brown layers on different management systems

From: Performance and cost-benefit analysis of Isa Brown layers on different management systems

ParametersBattery cageDeep litterFree rangep value
Cost/kg feed (₦)130.00 ± 0.00130.00 ± 0.00130.00 ± 0.00< 0.01
Daily feed intake (g)114.83 ± 0.17a114.00 ± 0.52a109.67 ± 0.42b< 0.01
Total feed intake (kg)7.46 ± 0.01a7.41 ± 0.03a7.13 ± 0.03b< 0.01
Total cost of feed consumed (₦)970.34 ± 1.41a963.30 ± 4.36a926.68 ± 3.56b< 0.01
Quantity of egg produced/bird47.53 ± 0.37b48.87 ± 0.37a45.93 ± 0.37c< 0.01
Crate of eggs produced/bird1.58 ± 0.01b1.63 ± 0.01a1.53 ± 0.01c< 0.01
Cost of egg/crate (₦)850.00 ± 0.00850.00 ± 0.00850.00 ± 0.00< 0.01
Cost of layers (₦)900.00 ± 0.00900.00 ± 0.00900.00 ± 0.00< 0.01
Operational cost (₦)104.20 ± 0.00104.20 ± 0.00104.20 ± 0.00< 0.01
Cost of construction(₦)277.00 ± 0.37a222.00 ± 0.37b144.00 ± 0.37c< 0.01
Revenue from eggs (₦)1346.78 ± 10.35b1384.56 ± 10.35a1301.44 ± 10.35c< 0.01
Production cost (TVC) (₦)2251.54 ± 1.64a2189.5 ± 4.51b2074.88 ± 3.81c< 0.01
Sales of spent birds (₦)1100.00 ± 0.001100.00 ± 0.001100.00 ± 0.00< 0.01
Net benefit/profitability index (₦)195.24 ± 11.54b295.06 ± 12.92 a326.56 ± 13.3a0.05
Cost-benefit ratio0.14 ± 0.01c0.21 ± 0.01b0.25 ± 0.01a< 0.01