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Small-Scale Piglet Producers Perception towards Success Factors in Piglet Production in Mizoram, India

Zothanpuii Hmar Saidur Rahman Lalhumliana Tochhawng Girin Kalita T. C. Tolenkhomba
Vol 11(7), 33-36

The present study was conducted in three districts (Aizawl, Serchhip and Kolasib) of Mizoram, India, to measure farmers perception towards success factors in piglet production. Data were collected from 100 respondents using snowball sampling method through semi-structured interview schedule. A total of 16 success factors were included in the study. The study found that number of piglets born per sow per litter was perceived as the most critical factor by the respondents for their success in pig production business. The study observed that 31.25 per cent of total factors had high perceived success score, while 37.5 per cent and 31.25 per cent had moderate and low perceived success scores respectively. Factors such as litter size per sow, number of litters per sow per year,cost of production per sow,income per sow and income per adult fattener pig had high perceived success scores. Distance to market was the least critical success factors perceived by the respondents as the farm itself is where the sale of piglets usually happened.

Keywords : Factors Mizoram Perception Piglet Success

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