Short Communication

The Effect of Farm Size on Profitability of Laying Poultry Farms in Kosovo

PRESPA YMERI; FITORE SAHITI; ARBEN MUSLIU; FISNIK SHAQIRI; MUSTAFE PLLANA
University of Prishtina, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary, 10000 Prishtina, Kosovo

Abstract

Ymeri, P., F. Sahiti, A. Musliu, F. Shaqiri and M. Pllana, 2017. The effect of farm size on profi tability of laying poultry farms in Kosovo. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 23 (3): 376–380

After the war of 1998-1999, the Kosovo layer farms went through structural changes. The main objective of this study is to evaluate the effect of farm size on the economic effi ciency of Kosovo laying hen farms. Research data are collected through surveys from 36 laying hen farms. Farms were divided into three groups, according to their size, and analysed accordingly. To determine the signifi cance levels of the dependent variables one-way ANOVA, is used. The results of the research showed that higher-capacity farms had a higher egg yield and a better feed effi ciency. Results also showed that as farm capacity increased, production cost per egg decreased and the profi t margin per egg increased. It was also found that the profi t margin were negative for group I and positive for groups II and III. Furthermore, farm size was positively related to economic and technical criteria, and small laying farms were negatively related to high sale prices of eggs.

Key words: laying hen farms; economic size; performance

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