Afukonyo Shidoiku Daniel


This paper assessed the impact of livestock marketing on Jalingo LGA of Taraba State economy. Where 3 specific objectives were formulated as to assess the socioeconomic characteristics of livestock farming; identify the challenges facing livestock production to assess the sources of capital for the Livestock Farming and examine the extent at which livestock activities have improved the livelihood of the farmers through poverty reduction in Jalingo LGA of Taraba state. The study adopts CRP’s theory of change (ToC) describes how increases in livestock productivity underpinned by technological interventions in livestock genetics, health and feeds combined with integrated solutions and enabling conditions (markets, policies, incentives) lead to SLOs. This study adopts a quantitative research design in analyzing the data. The ordinary least square regression analysis shall form the main procedure to the followed in testing our hypotheses in this work, from the analysis, it was revealed that the total revenue generated during the marketing process was about N6, 389,900 with gross margin of N398, 000 while the total cost of buying the cattle that were marketed amounted to N5, 809,000. This therefore, constituted about 96.94 percent of total cost. Transport cost accounted for 1.19% of the total variable cost, based on the findings, the study recommends that; Government and other lending agencies should do more and assist the marketers with accessible and affordable soft loan in order to reduce the problem of inadequate capital among the cattle marketers in the state.


Assessment, Impact, Livestock, Marketing, Economy, Jalingo LGA.

Full Text:



Abdullahi, A. (2012). Comparative Economic analysis of livestockproduction by adopters and non-adopters of improved varieties among farmers in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State. Nigerian Journal of Basic and applied Science. Vol. 20 (2): 146-151. available on line at http://www.ajol.infor/inded.php/njbas/inded.

Abo, M. E., Fademi, O. A., Olaniyan, G. O., Achigbo, A. A., Fatoba, I. O. and Misari, S. M. (2003). Evaluation of extension strategies towards sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Food Information4(4); 65 – 80.

Adebo, G.M. (2014). Effectiveness of e-wallet practice in grassroots agricultural services delivery in Nigeria –a case study of Kwara State growth enhancement support scheme. Journal of Experimental Biology and Agricultural Science, 2(4), 1-20.

Adekoya, A. E., and Tologbonse, E. B. (2005). Adoption and Diffusion of Innovation Agricultural Extension in Nigeria. Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria. P28-37

Adekoya, A. E., and Tologbonse, E. B. (2011). Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations. Agricultural Extension Society in Nigeria p. 36 – 47.

Adesina, A.A., (1996), Factors affecting the adoption of fertilizer by farmers in Coted’ivre: Nutrient Cycle. Agro ecosystem, Vol. 46,26-39.

Adesina, A.A., and Seid, S (1995). Farmers’ perception and adoption of new agricultural technologies. Analysis of modern mangrove livestockverities in Guinea Bissau. Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 34, 358-385.

Adesina, O. (2012). Address at the 36th Session of the International Fund Agricultural Development Governing Council. Retrieved on October 2, 2015 from nigeria.htm. 31.

Adhikarya, R. (1996). Implementing strategic extension campaign. In: Swanson, B. E., Bentz, R. P. and Sofranko, A. J. (eds.). Improving Agricultural Extension. F.A.O. Rome.

Agbamu, J. U. (1998). Categorization of prospective adopters and the implications for planning extension communication strategies. Journal of Agricultural and Rural Development, Vol. 6, no. 1, pp8-16.

Agbamu, J. U. (2006). Essentials of Agricultural Communication in Nigeria. Malthouse Press Limited Lagos. P. 47 – 81.

Agwu, A.E (2010). Diffusion of improved cowpea production technologies among farmers in the North East Savanna Zone of Nigeria. (Ph.D thesis) Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Ajani. O, Rahji, A and Okoruwa V.O (2007). Livestockand maize stratification project in Nigeria .Draft report.

Akande, S. O. (1994). Inter-regional Economic competitiveness in the production of food grain in Nigeria pp. 2 – 206.

Akinbile, L.A. (2007). Determinants of productivity level among livestockfarmers in Ogun State, Nigeria African Crop Science proceedings, pp. 1339 – 1344.

Akinbile, L.A. and Ndagbu, A.A.T. (2000). Poverty level and poverty alleviation strategies of farm families in Michika L. G. A. of Adamawa State, Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Rural

Akpokodje, G., Lancon, F. and Erenstein. O. (2001). The Nigerian LivestockEconomy in a competitive world: Constraints, opportunities and strategic choices. Nigeria’s Livestock Economy: Apani Business and Research Consult Publication, State of the Art pp. 21 – 55.

Akubuilo, C. J. U., Orjioke, N. I. and Egwu, W. E. (2005). Adoption of Agricultural Innovations by Women-in-Agricultural contact farmers in Enugu State. Proceedings of the Tenth Annual National Conference of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria 14th – 17th June, 2005: 72 – 78.

Alarima C.I, Adamu C.O, Masunaga T and Wakatsuki T. (2011). Constraints to sawah Livestockproduction system in Nigeria. Faculty of life and Environmental Science, Shimmane University, Mastsue, Japan, Department of Agricultural Extension and rural development, University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria and faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University, Nara Japan pp 122-129.

Ani, A. O., Undiandeye, U. C. and Ogunbamera B. O. (2018). Agricultural Extension Methodologies. Apani Business and Research Consult Publication, No. 27 Bagaruwa Road, Kaduna. Pp. 37 – 38.

Ani, A.O (2017). Agricultural Extension. A pathway for Sustainable agriculture development Kaduna: Apani pp5-23

Aniedu, C. (2016). Gender factors in access and use of improved yam technologies by farmers in southeastern Nigeria. Unpublished Ph.D. Thesis. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.

Anonymous (1994). LivestockConsumption. In IRRI livestockfacts, 1994 IOS Banos, the Philippines.

Anonymous (1998). Foreign Traded Statistics. Abuja, Nigeria Federal Office of Statistics.

Aphunu, A. (2011). Review of Technology adoption theories, measurement and analysis in agricultural extension p. 1 – 32.

Asadu A.N (2011). Adoption of gender-specific innovation by Women groups in EnuguNorth Agriculture; Zone pre-Ph.d Research Seminar Pp 8-50.

Awuni, J. A. and Donkoh, A. S. (2012). Farmers’ perceptions and adoption of improved farming technologies in low-land livestockproduction in Northern Ghana. Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, University for Development studies, Tamale, Ghana.

Beke, T. E. (2011). Institutional constraints and adoption of improved livestockvarieties: Econometric evidence from Ivory Coast. Journal of review of Agricultural and Environmental studies vol. 92 (2) p. 117 – 141.

Bidemi, O.A. and Clement, A.O. (2017). Perceived training needs of smallholder livestockfarmers on urea deep placement technology in Benue State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, 19(2), 4.

Bola, A.A., Aliou, D. and Omonona, T. B. (2012). Impact of improved agricultural technology adoption on sustainable livestockproductivity and rural farmers’ welfare in Nigeria: Local Average Treatment Effect (LATE) Technique. Pp 1 – 19.

Bolarinwa, K.K. and Fakoya, E.O. (2011). Impact of farm credit on farmers socio-economic status in

CBN (1997). Annual Report and Statement of Accounts ended 31 December, 1997. Central Bank of Nigeria.

Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), (2011). Revised Microfinance policy framework for Nigeria. Retrieved on 21st November 2012, from

ChilotYirga, (1994). Factors Influencing Adoption of New Wheat Technologies in the Wolmera and Addis Alem Areas of Ethiopia. An M.Sc. thesis presented to the School of Graduate studies of Alemaya University of Agriculture, Ethiopia. 108p

Damola, A. A. (2010), Sector strategies and policies related to livestockdevelopment in Nigeria. Mapping of poverty reduction strategies papers (PRSP), p1–66.

Degnet, A. and K. Belay (2011), ‘Factors Influencing Adoption of High Yielding Maize Varieties in South West Ethiopia: An Application of Logit Analysis’, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol.40, No.2, Pp. 149-67.

Development, 14(2), 103.

Dillon, A. (2004). Users’ acceptance of information technology in W. Karouowski (ed). Encyclopedia of Human Factors and Ergonomics, London: Taylor and Francis.

Dontsop. N.P., Diagne, A, Okoruwa, V.O, and Ojehomom V (2011). Impact of improved Livestocktechnology on income and poverty among Livestockfarming Household in Nigeria: A Contributed Paper prepared for the 25th conference of the centre for the studies of African Economic (SAT) St. Catherine Collage, university of Oxford, UK 20-22 March 2011.

Doss, C. R. and Morris, M. L. (2001). How does gender affect the adoption of agricultural innovation? The case of improved maize technology in Ghana, Agricultural Economics pp 25, 27 – 39.

Ekeleme F. Kamara A.Y, Omoigui L.O, Tegbara A, Mshella J and Onyibe J.E (2008), International Institute of Tropical Agriculture; (IITA). Guide to livestockproduction in Borno State, Nigeria. Pp 1-2

Ellen, P. and Kel, K (2008). Is Mozambique on the eve of livestockgreen revolution? A case study of the Chokwe irrigation scheme p1 – 40.

Emodi, A. I. (2009). Analysis of livestockinnovation system in south-east Nigeria. Unpublished Ph.D research findings seminar, Department of Agricultural Extension, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Emodi I.A, Madukwe M.C. (2008). A review of policies, acts and initiatives in livestock innovation system in Nigeria Vol. 12 (2).

Ezihe, J.A.C., Akpa, J.A. and Ayoola, J.B. (2016). Accessibility and repayment of agricultural loan among farmers in Benue State, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science, 9(8), 39-41.

F.A.O (2000) FAO Livestockinformation 3: p2

F.A.O (2001). Farming systems and poverty: improving farmers’ livelihoods in a change world. Rome: Food and agricultural organization FAOSTAT Data (2010).

Fashola O.O, Oladele. O.I, Alabi .M.O, Tologbone. D. and Wakatsuki. T. (2007). Socioeconomic factors influencing the adoption of Sawah LivestockProduction Technology in Nigeria. J Food Agric. Environ. 5(1): 239-242

Feder, L.R, Just E and Zilberman (1985). Adoption of Agricultural innovation in Developing countries. A survey, Economic Development and cultural changes, 23 (2); 255-297.

FMARD (2001). Agricultural export potential in Nigeria. Available

Guerin, L. J. and Guerin, T. P. (1994). Constraints to the adoption of innovations in agricultural research and environmental management: A Review of Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture Vol. 34 (4) 549 – 571.

Habtemariam Abata (2014). The comparative influence of intervening variable in the adoption of maize and dairy farmers in Shashemene and Debrezieit, Ethiopia (PhD Thesis), University of Pretoria.

Haghighinasab, K. (2009). Acceptance of electronic banking services based on DTPB model for the customers of melttat Bank and Saman Bank in Tehran, Approved Paper for Banking Services Marketing International Conference, Tehran (infarsi)

Haruna, S.K., Jamilu, A.A., Abdullahi, A.Y. and Murtala, G. (2013). Ownership and use of mobile phones among farmers in North Senatorial Zone of Kaduna State. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 17

Hillmer, U. (2009). Technology acceptance on machatronics, business and economics. Available online at:

Huang. J.H, Lin, Y.R and Chuang S.T (2007). Elucidating user behaviour of mobile learning: A perspective of the extending technology acceptance model. The electronic library 25(5), 586-599.

Imolehin, E. D. and Wada, A. C. (2000). Meeting the LivestockProduction and Consumption demand of Nigeria with improved Technologies. National Cereal Research Institute,Badeggi,PMB8,Niger State, Nigeria.pp1-11.

International Journal of Agriculture (2011). Volume 1(1) march 2011. Forecasting Iran’s Livestockimport trend IRRI (1991). World LivestockStatistics, p. 34 – 42.

IRRI (1996) International LivestockResearch Institute LivestockGenetics III. Proceedings of the Third International LivestockGenetics Symposium. EDITED By G. S. KHUSH. Page 1.

Ismaila U, Gana A.S, Tswanya, N.M and Dogara, D. (2010). Cereals production in Nigeria. Problems, consraints and opportunities for betterment. Africam Journal of Agricultural Research Vol. 5(12) Pp.1341-1350. Available online at

Kathryn, M. C. (2010). Adoption theory and integration of Mobile technology in education.Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay School of Information Technology and Computing Taradale, Napier.pp1-18.

Kebede, T.A (2001). Farm household technical efficiency. A stochastic frontier analysis: A thesis submitted to the department of Economics and social sciences. Agricultural University of Norway p 1-66. Kebede, Y.K, Gunjal and Coffin. G (1990). Adoption of New Technologies in Ethiopia agriculture: the case of Tegulet Bulga District, Shoa province Agric. Econ.4 12:27-43

Keuneman E.A (2006). Improved livestockProduction in a changing environment from concept to practice. Int. LivestockCommission Newsletter 5 P2

Liverpool-Tasie, S.L.O., Banful, A.B. and Olaniyan, B. (2013). An assessment of the 2012 fertilizer voucher program in Kano and Taraba, Nigeria. NSSP Working Paper 17. Washington, D.C.: International Food Policy Research Institute.

Odoemenem, I.U. and Otanwa, L.B. (2011). Economic Analysis of Cassava Production in Benue State, Nigeria. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences. Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3(5), 406-411

Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Social Science, 26

Okwu, O.J. and Iorkaa, T.I. (2011). An assessment of farmers’ use of new information and communication technologies as sources of agricultural information in Ushongo Local Government Area, Benue State, Nigeria. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 13(2), 45.

Okwu, O.J. and Umoru, B.I. (2008). Study of women farmers agricultural information needs and accessibility: a case study of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 4(12), 1404-1409.

Yuguda, R.M., Girei, A.A. Dire, B. and Salihu, M. (2013). Socio-economic factors and constraints influencing productivity among cassava farmers in Taraba State, Nigeria. International Journal of Advances in Agricultural Science and Technology, 1(1), 9.


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Copyright (c) 2023 Afukonyo Shidoiku Daniel

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.










 ISSN (Print):   2695-2319

ISSN (Online): 2695-2327





Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.