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Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner (2018)

Studies on Goat Management Practices of Tribal in Dungarpur District of Rajasthan

Raj Kumar Gameti

Titre : Studies on Goat Management Practices of Tribal in Dungarpur District of Rajasthan

Auteur : Raj Kumar Gameti

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

Grade : Master of Veterinary Science – Livestock Production Management (2018)

Résumé partiel
The present investigation was conducted to study goat management practices of 160 respondents of 8 villages of Dungarpur and Bichhiwara tehsils of Dungarpur district of Rajasthan. Frequencies were work out for each attributes and percentage were calculated to draw inferences. The study revealed that most of the goat owners were middle age group (61.88%), illiterate (68.75%),had medium sized family (68.13%) and small land holders (70.63%). Main occupation was Agriculture +Animal Husbandry (91.88%) with medium flock size (69.38%). Three fourth of the goat owners received less income from goat rearing. All the goat owners detected the heat by symptoms and followed use natural breeding. Most of goat owners used the desi buck (89.37%), extra care at the kidding time (83.75%), pregnancy (86.78%) and breeding season (53.74%). About one third of the goat owners used the improved breeding buck. About two third of the goat owners used the 20-40 breedable goat for service. A few goat owners castrated their male kids for meat production at 0-3 months of age (38.75%). A few goat owners practiced to change the breeding buck to avoid inbreeding, bred the goat during rainy season and select the buck on the basis of body weight. Majority of goat owners offered semi stall feeding (66.88%) and graze the animal 4-6 hrs on commonly pasture land (47.59%). All the goat owners protected the pasture land by dry bushes (40.00%) and preserved the tree leaves (56.88%). Most of the goat owners offered green feeding, looping of trees, dry fodder and clean drinking water. A few goat owners fed the balance ration, concentrate feeding and common salt feeding. Generally some goat 155 owners fed mineral mixture and most of the goat owners offered extra ration to kids for meat purpose. Most of goat owners had open goat shed attached to own house with floor made by gobar and clay. Majority of goat owners used manger feeding (53.12%) which was mostly made of wooden type (58.83%). All goat owners used the water trough and cleaning and washing of goat house regularly.

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