Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 44 issue 1 (march 2010) : 64 - 66

INVOLVEMENT OF WOMEN IN SURTI GOAT REARING

S.B. Deshpande, G.P. Sabapara
1Department of Animal Science N. M. College of Agriculture Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari- 396 450, India
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Cite article:- Deshpande S.B., Sabapara G.P. (2024). INVOLVEMENT OF WOMEN IN SURTI GOAT REARING. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 44(1): 64 - 66. doi: .
Surti goat is a precious dual purpose breed of south Gujarat region and is mostly reared by
Muslim community in one or two numbers in towns and cities of South Gujarat region situated on
western coastal belt from Bharuch to Navsari districts. A survey was conducted to study the role of
women in surti goat rearing in 11 small towns of South Gujarat region. The results indicated that
involvement of women were maximum in the operations like feeding, cleaning of shed, milking,
care of kids and sick animals. The children assisted their parents in daily routine operations related
to surti goat rearing. Interestingly, the jobs related with sale of animal, breeding and treatment of
animals were predominantly done by men as these jobs had involvement of people other than family
members. However, the income from sale of animal was considered as the income of the spouse or
children.
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