Productive Performance of Sheep in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India
Sai Satish Raju Sarikonda Asha Latha Peeka Sudhakar Kaza Raja Kishore Konka
Vol 9(4), 58-67
A study was conducted on the sheep of 250 shepherds selected through multistage stratified random sampling technique in irrigated and rainfed areas in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Productive parameters like body weight, body length, height at withers, chest girth and punch girth of sheep of different ages (2 teeth, 4 teeth, 6 teeth and 8 teeth) for both male and females were recorded in irrigated and rainfed areas in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. Statistical analysis revealed that there was a significant difference in the body weights and other body measurements between the sheep of two areas. Sheep in the irrigated area have better body measurements that of the rainfed area. Males were significantly heavier than females at all ages in both areas.
Keywords : Body Measurements Irrigated Area Krishna District Rainfed Area Sheep
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