A study was undertaken in Uthiramerur block of Kancheepuram district in Tamil Nadu to
identify constraints in sheep farming. The date were collected by pre-tested interview scheme from
120 farmers selected from 12 villages randomly. The analysis revealed that managemental constraints were the foremost constraints perceived by the respondents. Non availability of grazing land throughout the year (95.00 per cent) lack of veterinary aid at farmer’s door step (87.5 per cent), high susceptibility of sheep to diseases (85.00 per cent) and inadequate supply of drinking water (80 per cent) were the most serious managmental constraints. Lack of technical guidance, lack of training and lack of knowledge in scientific practices were constraints to 88.33, 84.17 and 35.83 percents of the respondents respectively. Nonremunerative price (54.17 per cent), distance to market (55.00 per cent), non existence of organized marketing (66.67 per cent and middlemen a exploiters (60.83 per cent) were the marketing constraints to the respondents.