CONSTRAINTS EXPERIENCED BY THE MEENA TRIBES IN ADOPTION OF IMPROVED DAIRY FARMING PRACTICES

Article Id: ARCC5384
Citation :- CONSTRAINTS EXPERIENCED BY THE MEENA TRIBES IN ADOPTION OF IMPROVED DAIRY FARMING PRACTICES.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2004.(23)
Meena H.R.*, Fulzele R.M.**
Address : Scientist, Division of Extension Education, IVRI, Izatnagar, Bareilly, U.P.

Abstract

The majority of respondents experienced the constraints such as preference of natural service (91.50%), lack of good breed-able bulls (88.00%), and lack of A. I. centres, ill equipped A.I. centres, lack of service at AI. centres, distant location of veterinary hospital (86.00%) were in breeding practices; whereas majority of the respondents experienced constraints in feeding practices such as belief that colostrums feeding is unhygienic and it may be harmful to the health of calves (90.00%), high cost involved in purchase of ingredients concentrate mixture (86.00%) and lack of knowledge about proper amount of concentrate feeding (80.00%). As far as constraints in management are concerned, nonavailability of livestock extension offieers and veterinary doctors in time (93.00%), distant location of veterinary dispensary (87.00%) and belief that anger of god(s)/goddess(s) cause diseases in animals (80.50%) were experiencing.

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