ADOPTION OF IMPROVED GOAT REARING PRACTICES IN OSMANABAD DISTRICT

Article Id: ARCC1257 | Page : 260 - 264,
Citation :- ADOPTION OF IMPROVED GOAT REARING PRACTICES IN OSMANABAD DISTRICT.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):260 - 264,
B.M. Thombre, D.D. Suradkar and J.V. Mande
Address : College of Agriculture, Latur – 413 512, India

Abstract

India has 124.36 millions of Goat heads out of that Maharashtra possesses 10.68 million
goats. Taking into account the importance of goats, their development and maintenance is
essential. Therefore, the present investigation was undertaken to study the adoption of goat
rearing practices in Osmanabad district. The category wise adoption index was presented in
which breeding practices for goat obtained more adoption index ( 66.89 ) followed by feeding
practices for newly born kid ( 51.81 ), feeding practices for goat ( 45.48 ) and health care
practices ( 32.55 ). The overall adoption index was 47.92. Non-availability of veterinary services
in the village in time (80.55 %) followed by costly veterinary services (76.38) inadequate and
untimely loan supply (68.05 %) were major problems faced by the goat keepers.

Keywords

Adoption Improved goat Rearing practices Goat keepers.

References

  1. Wadkar J.R. (2007).M.Sc. (Agri.) Marathwada Agricultural University
  2. Parbhani. (Maharashtra)

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