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Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner (2017)

Goat Management Practices Among Livestock Owners in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan

Anil Mordia

Titre : Goat Management Practices Among Livestock Owners in Chittorgarh District of Rajasthan

Auteur : Anil Mordia

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

Grade : Master of Veterinary Science (Livestock Production Management) 2017

Résumé partiel
The present investigation was conducted to study goat management practices of 120 respondents of 8 villages of Chittorgarh and Kapasan tehsils of Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan. Frequencies were work out for each attributes and percentage were calculated to draw inferences. Association and adoption level were also calculated. The study revealed that most of the goat owners were middle age group (70.00%), illiterate (70.00%), had medium sized family (61.67%) and small land holders (59.17%). Generally goat owners are belonged to ST category (52.50%), main occupation was Agriculture +Animal Husbandry (53.33%) with medium flock size (50.00%). The average land holding and flock size of goat owners 5.88±26 hac. and 16.99±1.00 goat respectively. 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 community buck (73.33%), gave extra ration at the kidding time (84.17%), pregnancy (50.00%) and breeding season (65.00%). 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. Most of goat owners castrated their male kids for meat production at 0-3 months of age (50.00%). Most of 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 (75.83%) and graze the animal >6 hrs on commonly pasture land (74.77%). All the goat owners protected the pasture land by dry bushes (58.33%) and preserved the tree leaves (51.67%). A few goat owners fed the balance ration. Most of the goat owners offered green feeding, looping of trees, dry fodder, concentrate feeding, common salt feeding and clean drinking water. Generally some goat owners fed mineral mixture and extra ration to kids for meat purpose. Most of 192 goat owners had open goat shed attached to own house with floor made by gobar and clay. Majority of goat owners used manger feeding (60.00%) which was mostly made of wooden type (55.56%

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