CONSTRAINTS PERCEIVED BY THE DAIRY FARMERS IN ADOPTION OF SCIENTIFIC DAIRY FARMING PRACTICES
Citation :- CONSTRAINTS PERCEIVED BY THE DAIRY FARMERS IN ADOPTION OF SCIENTIFIC DAIRY FARMING PRACTICES.Asian Journal of Dairy and Food Research.2012.(31):42 - 46
The present study was carried out to find the constraints perceived by the respondents in practicing the dairy farming, scientifically. The study was conducted in the Karnal district of Haryana state in the 3 adopted villages of Dairy Extension Division of NDRI. From each village 40 dairy farmers who were having at least 2 milch bovines were randomly selected. Thus a total sample size happened to be 120 dairy farmers. In breeding practices majority of dairy farmer (57.50%) had perceived inadequate knowledge of breeding practices as their major constraint while the least important constraint perceived by the dairy farmer is faulty pregnancy diagnosis (40.00%). Regarding feeding practices major constraint is high cost of concentrates feeding feeds and fodder (83.33%) while the least reported constraint is poor resources for green fodder cultivation (44.16%). In management practices the major constraint is disinterest in maintaining simple records (85.00%) while the least important constraint is shortage of labour, lack of credit facilities and lack of cold storage facilities (48.33%). In health care practices (79.16%) of the respondents reported high cost of treatment / veterinary medicines given by veterinarians as their major constraint while (51.66%) of the respondents identified veterinary hospitals are poorly equipped, lack of facilities for disease control and diagnostic purpose, surgical operations and specialized treatments as the least important constraint.
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