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Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati (2013)

A STUDY ON SHEEP FARMING PRACTICES AMONG THE TRIBAL FARMERS IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT

TRINADHA RAO, J

Titre : A STUDY ON SHEEP FARMING PRACTICES AMONG THE TRIBAL FARMERS IN SRIKAKULAM DISTRICT

Auteur : TRINADHA RAO, J

Université de soutenance : Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati

Grade : Master of Veterinary Science (MVSc) 2013

Résumé
An ex-post-facto research design was adopted for the present study conducted in Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh. 120 sheep farmers were selected randomly from 12 villages of 3 mandals. A structured interview schedule was used to ascertain the knowledge and adoption levels of sheep farming practice. The data were collected personally with the help of an interview schedule ; processed, analyzed and interpreted. The general profile of sheep farmers of the study area indicated that majority (69.17%) of the sheep farmers belonged to middle age group, illiterates (80.00%) and all belonged to Schedule Tribes with joint families (81.67%) having family size upto five members (67.5%). Three fourths (72.50%) of sheep farmers had medium experience in sheep farming with a average of 24.36 years. Agriculture is the major occupation for 68.33 per cent of the respondents and animal husbandry remains a subsidiary occupation among all the respondents of the study. Nearly half of the shepherds lived in Kutcha houses (50.83%) and 70.83 percent had medium material possession and 85% were members of one organization. Majority of tribal sheep farmers had low income (60 percent) and found of rearing local varieties of sheep. Majority (68.33%) of the respondents belonged to low social-economic status. Television was most favored among the mass media sources but majority (70.00%) had low mass media exposure. Medium achievement motivation (51.66%), risk orientation (45.83%) rational decision-making ability (53.33%) and low scientific orientation (65.00%) was found among the respondents

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