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KNOWLEDGE OF FARM WOMEN OF WAYANAD DISTRICT, KERALA ABOUT GOAT REARING PRACTICES

P. Reeja George, T.T. Ranganathan1, Shibu Simon and C.A. Pradeep2
Department of Veterinary Extension Education College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur- 680 651, India

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61 - 63
Article ID:
ARCC1212
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Abstract
A study was undertaken to asses the knowledge of farm women in Wayanad district about goat
rearing practices. Proportionate stratified random sampling was used to select 103 farm women
from among the list of women from the three taluks of Wayanad district, who had been selected for
loans to set up goat units in 2006 under the State Poverty Eradication Programme. Knowledge of
goat rearing practices was assessed by preparing an arbitrary knowledge test after judges rating and
consisted of 26 items. The results of the study revealed that very few women had correct knowledge
about important aspects of breeding, housing and deworming of goats. Nearly three fourths of them
had correct knowledge about vaccination against foot and mouth disease
Keywords
Farm women, Goat rearing practices, Wayanad.
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