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Human population growth rate and meat supply in Lagos state (1991-2000)
B. O. Akinfolarin and *Okubanjo A. O.
Meat science laboratory, Department of Animal science, University of Ibadan , Nigeria

This study analyzes the human population growth rate and corresponding meat supply trend between 1991 and 2000 in Lagos State. Secondary data covering time and series were obtained from several Public Institutions. Human population data for Lagos State over the period showed an increase of 28.5% giving an average of 6,512,052.1. The livestock figure for cattle transported into Lagos State varied giving a yearly average of 180,273.5 and an increase of 42.68% over the period. Corresponding data for sheep, goat and camels were 75,942.3(218.9%), 70,918.6(343.6%) and 2,224.5(12.6%) respectively. The correlation between human and livestock population were 0.69, 0.42, 0.55 and 0.43 respectively. The corresponding slaughter data shows that of the cattle transported into the state, an average of 145,248.1 heads were slaughtered yearly giving an increase of 80.59% over the period. Corresponding data for sheep, goats and camels were 19,272.2(25.38%), 20,695.5(29.18%) and 1,609.6(73.36%). Correlation between the animals conveyed to Lagos sate and those slaughtered were 0.89**, -0.22, 0.30 and 0.62* for cattle, sheep, goats and camels.
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