Evaluating the Egg Production Potential And Pattern of the Hubbard Golden Comet in A Humid Climate Using Three Mathematical Functions

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A survey of and projection for livestock development in 90 developing countries between 1980 and the year 2000 as reported by Hrabovszky (1981) have shown poultry production as the most dynamic sector within the livestock industry, based on the 1963-1975 growth rate. In Africa, while the number of laying birds is expected to have increased from 241 million in 1980 to 531 million by the year 2000, egg production is expected to reach a target of 2.36 million tonnes in the year 2000 from the estimated 0.582 million tonnes in 1980. This is based on annual growth rates of 4.7% for animal numbers and 7.3% for egg production. These production targets are based primarily on the expected intensification of commercial egg production which involves, in the main, imported breeds and strains of laying birds.
East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, LIV (1-2), p. 11-18