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STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF PIG FARMERS IN KANCHEEPURAM DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU

Article Id: ARCC3247 | Page : 42 - 45
Citation :- STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING THE ECONOMIC STATUS OF PIG FARMERS IN KANCHEEPURAM DISTRICT OF TAMIL NADU.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2006.(40):42 - 45
T. Sivakumar, H. Gopi1 and S. Senthilkumar2
Address : Livestock Research Station, TANUVAS Kattupakkam - 603 203, (T.N.). India

Abstract

Pre-assessment of the socio-economic status of pig farmers through the pre-tested comprehensive
interview schedule showed that most of the farmers were from rural area (87.78 per cent) and
mostly belonged to scheduled tribes (50 per cent) and were mostly illiterates (57.78 per cent). The
comparative studies on growth performance of desi and crossbred pigs observed improved body
weights (kg) right from birth (0.61±0.05 vs 0.91±0.01) to 8 months of age (29.34±1.00 vs
41.54±0.41). The study on providing low cost rations (replacing maize with hotel waste and sugar
dough upto 20%, 50% and 100% level) to Large White Yorkshire boars revealed that swill and sugar dough could be included considerably to reduce the feed cost without affecting their growth for economic pork production. Impact study revealed that their socio-economic status have undergone significant changes.

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