STUDY ON FEEDING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF BUFFALOES IN RELATIONSHIP WITH SELECTED TRAITS OF RESPONDENTS IN JAIPUR DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN, INDIA

DOI: 10.5958/j.0976-0555.48.2.032    | Article Id: B-2447 | Page : 150-154
Citation :- STUDY ON FEEDING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF BUFFALOES IN RELATIONSHIP WITH SELECTED TRAITS OF RESPONDENTS IN JAIPUR DISTRICT OF RAJASTHAN, INDIA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2014.(48):150-154
D.S. Manohar*, S.C. Goswami and Basant Bais *Corresponding author’s e-mail: devendrasingh12@hotmail.com
Address : College of Veterinary and Animal Science Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Science, Bikaner-334 001, India

Abstract

A field survey was conducted to collect the first hand information on the feeding management practices of buffalo farmers in Jaipur district of Rajasthan. The data were collected from 160 buffalo rearers randomly selected from two tehsil of Jaipur district through pretested and pre designed interview schedule. Regarding feeding practices, most of the farmers followed group feeding and grazed their buffaloes in fallow/harvested field. All the respondents used to chop dry fodder before feeding while 70 per cent of respondent chopped green fodder. A large share i.e. 84.37 per cent of buffalo keepers soaked concentrate mixture before feeding. About 90.62 per cent of buffalo keepers fed concentrate mixture to buffaloes in advance pregnancy. Only 34.37 and 13.75 per cent of the respondents fed common salt and mineral mixture, respectively. None of the buffalo keeper has been recorded to prepare hay and silage.  Five traits of respondents i.e. age, family size, education, land holdings and herd size were selected and their relationship with feeding management practices were identified.  From the study It was concluded that feeding practices were significantly (pd

Keywords

Buffalo Feeding management Interview schedule Respondents.

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