CONSTRAINTS IN MILK PRODUCTION FACED BY THE FARMERS IN PONDICHERRY UNION TERRITORY*

Article Id: ARCC3382 | Page : 68 - 70
Citation :- CONSTRAINTS IN MILK PRODUCTION FACED BY THE FARMERS IN PONDICHERRY UNION TERRITORY*.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2003.(37):68 - 70
R. Manoharan1, K.N. Selvakumar and A. Serma Saravana Pandian
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry Economics, Madras Veterinary College, Chennal - 600 007, India

Abstract

A study was conducted to find out the constraints felt by the dairy farmers in rearing crossbred and local cows in Pondicherry Union Territory. Information relating to various problems faced by the dairy farmers in rearing crossbred and local cows were enlisted in a pre-tested interview schedule. The farmers were asked to rank the constraints in the order of importance. The opinion of the farmers were analysed by Garrett's ranking technique. The result of the analysis has shown that the farmers rearing crossbred cows ranked higher feed cost as the first and foremost major constraint while those rearing local cows, opined that the lower price for milk was their main concern. Infertility problem was also considered by the farmers as one of the main impediments in dairy farming.

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