Science Journal of Agricultural Research and Management
May 2012, Volume 2012, ISSN: 2276-8572
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Market Analysis of Cattle in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria
Mukasa. C1* , Ojo. A.O1 , Adepujo. S. O2, Dabo. A3
Federal College of Forestry, Jos- Plateau State - Nigeria
Accepted 1 April 2012; Available Online 10 May, 2012.
The study on the market analysis of cattle in Southern Kaduna, Kaduna State was carried out in particular to examine the existing market channels, quantifies market costs and margins, and assesses opportunities for producers to access markets. A cross sectional survey of 79 traders (35 producers, 19 primary traders, 24 secondary traders) involved in the selling and/or buying of cattle was conducted in Kachia, Jaba and Kagarko Local governments' cattle markets. A simple random selection was done in the markets to select traders. The structure, conduct and performance approach was used to analyze the various market channels. The determination of prices by traders was assessed based on the availability of market information. Results reveal two market channels through which cattle flow from the producer to the terminal market. Market information was available, sourced from fellow traders, showing trust among the traders. A Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient (G) results of both primary traders and secondary traders showed highly concentrated markets while primary producers made more profits than the other traders involved in the cattle market.
Keyword: Market analysis, Cattle, Southern Kaduna