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KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OF COMMERCIAL POULTRY FARMERS*

Article Id: ARCC3175 | Page : 51 - 54
Citation :- KNOWLEDGE LEVEL OF COMMERCIAL POULTRY FARMERS*.Indian Journal of Agricultural Research.2007.(41):51 - 54
D. Thammi Raju, B. Sudhakar Rao and B. Ramesh Gupta
Address : College of Veterinary Science, Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad - 500 030, India

Abstract

An ex-post facto research design was adopted to study the knowledge level of commercial
poultry farmers and the factors influencing the same. It was revealed from the data collected
from 70 commercial poultry farmers (layer + broiler) of Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh
that majority of the layer and total farmers had high knowledge, while majority of broiler
farmers had medium knowledge on poultry production. The factors such as scientific orientation
in case of layer farmers; education, economic motivation, computer awareness in case of broiler
farmers; poultry farm size, income and computer awareness in case of total farmers, were
found to be significantly related to the knowledge level. The step down regression analysis
revealed that urban contact and scientific orientation in case of layer farmers; education occupation, rationality in decision making, computer awareness in case of broiler farmers; urban contact, scientific orientation and computer awareness in case of total farmers had accounted for maximum variation in the knowledge level. Hence these factors are to be exploited in increasing the knowledge level of poultry farmers.

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