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Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner (2011)

STUDY ON SHEEP MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ARID AND SEMI ARID REGION OF RAJASTHAN

MOHAN LAL CHOUDHARY

Titre : STUDY ON SHEEP MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN ARID AND SEMI ARID REGION OF RAJASTHAN

Auteur : MOHAN LAL CHOUDHARY

Université de soutenance : Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner

Grade : Master of Veterinary Science (Livestock Production Management) 2011

Résumé partiel
The present investigation was conducted in arid and semi arid region of Bikaner district of Rajasthan. Two tehsils Bikaner and Lunkarnsar were selected in Bikaner. From each tehsil, four villages were selected randomly and from each village fifteen sheep rearers were selected thus making a sample of 120 sheep rearers. The study revealed that majority of sheep rearers 85.83 per cent belong to Hindu religion, whereas 60.00 per cent sheep rearers belong to other backward caste and 53.33 per cent respondents live in nuclear families. The family size of surveyed respondents was m ore than 5 members in 66.67 per cent families and 45.83 per cent respondents were in 35-60 years age group. Overall 72.50 per cent sheep rearers were illiterate. The main source of irrigation was tube well and canal 50.00 per cent and 33.33 per cent, respectively. Overall 20.83 per cent sheep rearers were getting media information. Majority of sheep rearers at 64.44 per cent were dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry as an occupation. Survey results indicated that overall 99.17 per cent respondents were land holders. Maximum sheep keepers at 37.50 per cent earned annual income from sheep rearing occupation was recorded as Rs. >30000 and 46.67 per cent respondents got overall income Rs.2500060000. Women played very important role in many sheep husbandry practices like cleaning, feeding and care of young stock that were 57.50, 36.66 and 52.50 per cent respectively whereas, sale of animal, control of ecto-parasites, breeding, control of endo- parasites and grazing were performed at 92.50, 67.50, 85.00, 88.33 and 65.83 per cent by men, respectively.

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