Commercial Viability of Beef Cattle Production: A Case of Traditional Feedlots in Lake Zone, Tanzania.

Rangi, Wambuka Shaibu (2017) Commercial Viability of Beef Cattle Production: A Case of Traditional Feedlots in Lake Zone, Tanzania. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Commercialization of traditional beef cattle production in Tanzania has been a great concern for improving beef cattle production in recent years. The assessment of profitability, value chain addition, possibilities of marketing transformation into contract farming and socioeconomic contribution of feedlots to feedlots operators was crucial. The study adopted across sectional study conducted in Mwanza and Kahama districts due to having large numbers of cattle, being drought prone and large numbers of feedlots operations. Data were collected quantitatively using 119 questionnaires and qualitatively using interview and twenty eight, (28) Focus Group Discussions (FGD) tools. The quantitative data were analysed descriptively and statistically with multiple linear regression model, and Data Envelopmental Analysis (DEA). It was revealed that all respondents were men aged from 16-66 years old with majority having completed primary education; owning cattle ranging from 1 to 140. Majority (85.7%) of feedlots operates at profit of CBR =1.Government support, infrastructures and skills & capacity influence profitability of TBCF negatively at (r= -0.016), (r= - 0.048) and (r= -0.058) respectively while markets & marketing influences positively at (r=0.033). Majority (95%) of operators sell live cattle in cash and receives market information through cell phone calls their colleagues and customers. The beef cattle are sold through four (4) channels and CF is not practised in marketing. It was concluded that there is a room for commercialization of TBCF with some attention of improving profitability, marketing and adopting CF innovations. The study recommends that the joint efforts from different stakeholders are crucial.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 10:01

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