Keywords : Douglas function
journal of kerbala university,
2010, Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 105-110
Poultry industry has been disastrous to the wave of deaths and destruction for many reasons , and many producers are unable to face with out the government supports , which led to the reluctance of many producer .
The research aimed to estimate the production function of poultry projects in Babylon province (Cobb-Douglas function), using multiple linear regression model and in amanner of (OLS) based on cross-setion data of season(2009-2010)
The results showed that the most important factors affecting the quantity of production , number of alive chickens, the amount of feed, medicines and medical care,expenses and wages and work in hours . The result showed (91%) of the changes in prodction explaind by the variables used in the model . Elasticity of production function estimated amounte to(1.159) that means production which is characterized by increasinrencesg return to scale.The technical efficiency of production amounted to 48%
Reference parameter of feed and medical care were negative ,which indicates that the producers use large quantities of feed in addition to poor quality of feed,that medicines and veterinary vaccines ineffective as form commerical sources .
The study recommends the need to support fodder in terms of quality , price and supply of medicines and veterinary medicines from reliable sources , and the control and supervision departments of agricultural trade offices an hatcheries chicks .