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Yakaka and Bashir

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (8), pp.381-385, December 2012

 ISSN: 2276-7770 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:103112187


Determinants of Ruminant Meat Demand in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria  

Yakaka Bukar Maina and Bashir Alhaji Baba  


University of Maiduguri, Department of Agricultural Economics, P.M.B 1069, Maiduguri, 

Borno State. Nigeria.
Lake Chad Research Institute, P.M. B 1293, Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria.  

Corresponding Author’s Email: yakakabkm @, Tell: 08031197055.


This study analyzed the determinants of ruminant meat demand in Maiduguri. 150 households were randomly selected for the study and it covered the period of May-June, 2011. The findings show that 88% of the households were male headed, with 39 years as the mean age, while 73% had one form of formal education or another. The mean household size was eight, while the mean monthly income was ₦20,825. The multiple regression result revealed that gender, age and educational level of household heads were insignificant determinant of expenditure on ruminant. On the contrary, household size and income had positive coefficients and are significant at 1% level. The study recommends policy to enhance the purchasing power of the poor.
Keywords: Determinants, Ruminant Meat, Demand

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