1Department of Animal Nutrition and Biotechnology, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
2Department of Animal Production and Health, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Receive Date: 08 February 2013,
Revise Date: 05 March 2013,
Accept Date: 16 April 2013
This paper considers the potential problems that may militate against the adoption of organic poultry production in Nigeria. Factors identified include: higher risk of diseases like coccidiosis and Newcastle disease, disease prevention and control / herd health management, disease containment in times of outbreak, land acquisition (land tenure system), market economies / cost-benefit ratio, pasture management, attitudes to change / apathy to change, scarcity of organic inputs, feather pecking, high probability of diets being deficient in amino acids, legislation / policy framework, heavy dependence on fertilizer by northern grain growers, low ratio of veterinary personnel to livestock farmers and shallow penetration of livestock extension services.
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