Adoption of Vaccination, Deworming and Artificial Insemination Practices by the Farmers of Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh and Solapur district of Maharashtra
Hari R. Kolekar D. V. Shyam J. Sharma N. K. Patel R. K.
Vol 8(7), 319-328
Livestock farming provides supplementary income to rural livelihood. The productivity of the animals depends primarily upon the scientific farming methods adopted by the farmers. The present research identifies some of the managemental practices adopted by the farmers from Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh and Solapur district of Maharashtra. The study population was dairy farmers who were selected by applying random sampling technique. The data were collected through interview schedule from 80 farmers of the study area. Majority of the respondents belonged to middle age group (65%). Majorities (96.25%) of the respondents were male respondents and majority (43.75%) had primary level of education. Family size for majority of the respondents belonged to medium size group (75%). Majority of the respondents had medium level (57.5%) of annual income. Majority of the respondents had medium size of land holdings (43.75%).100 per cent of the respondents occupation was Agriculture and Animal husbandry and herd size of majority of the respondents was large (50%). 68.75 percent of the respondents adopted vaccination practices against FMD. 50 percent of the respondents adopted vaccination against HS whereas 63.75 percent of the respondents adopted deworming practices followed by 80 percent of the respondents who adopted A.I. practices. Awareness about the technology or its benefits was the prime reason for adoption of vaccination, deworming and A.I. technologies. Unprofitable technology was the major reason for non adoption of vaccination, deworming and A.I. technologies.
Keywords : Artificial Insemination Deworming Livestock Farmers Vaccination
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