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Households Expenditure Pattern On Beef And Chicken Of Selected Households In Akoko South-West LGA Of Ondo State

Alimi, Santos R. (2013): Households Expenditure Pattern On Beef And Chicken Of Selected Households In Akoko South-West LGA Of Ondo State.


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This study examined the expenditure pattern of beef and chicken by individual households in Akoko South-West of Ondo State. The study was designed to estimate the monthly expenditure on beef and chicken; evaluate the influence of household income and household size on expenditure as well as determine other factors which influence the monthly consumption of these meat products by households in the study area. Three Hundred household heads were selected from the area using the simple random sampling technique. Questionnaires were the main tool for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analysis. The result showed that the average age of the consumers was 33.57 years; their mean household size was about 6 persons, while their average monthly income was about N48,000. 53% of the respondents were women and greater proportion (over 90%) of the consumers had secondary education and tertiary education. The study showed on the average, household monthly consumption of beef and fish were 1.9kg and 2.38kg respectively. This implies that the volume of the products consumed by households differ significantly. Chicken is consumed more than beef in the study area. This could be as a result of the price differential between the products for chicken is cheaper than beef in the area. The proportion of household’s total expenditure that went into beef/chicken consumption on average is 10.06% and about 4.21% of household’s income is expended on beef/chicken. The study found that the most important factor considered by households while purchasing beef and chicken was income after they have established their preference based on taste, nutritional value and prices.

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