International Journal of Livestock Research 2021-07-02T09:10:14+00:00 Jyoti Rathi Open Journal Systems <p>International Journal of Livestock Research (IJLR) is published online monthly. IJLR promotes the sound development of the livestock sector by publishing original, peer-reviewed research and review articles covering all aspects of this broad field. The journal welcomes submissions on the avant-garde areas of genetic resources, tropical livestock farming, welfare, ethics and behavior, in addition to those on genetics, breeding, growth, reproduction, nutrition, management, health, production, systems, and so on. The high-quality content of this journal reflects the truly international nature of this broad area of research.</p> Women Empowerment through Livestock based Self-Help Groups 2021-07-02T09:10:14+00:00 Yogendra Singh Jadoun Akshita Chadda Jaswinder Singh Suresh Kumar Kansal Amandeep Singh Singh <p>Dairy farming is not widely practiced in Mizoram. But with the establishment of Co-operative society under MULCO Ltd., have led to increase in demand for milk and milk products. However, the dairy farmers have been confronting to several constraints which hinder their production and development. The study was undertaken in Aizawl District of Mizoram in India with a sample size of 100 respondents, to find out the constraints faced by them and to suggest suitable measures to overcome these constraints. 10 respondents were randomly selected from each of the 10 co-operative societies within Aizawl District. The co-operative societies were responsible for production, procurement, processing and milk marketing. The study was analysed by Garrett’s ranking technique. The results revealed that the highest constraints perceived by the dairy farmers were high cost of feed (with mean score of 74.10), lack of good quality breeds (with mean score of 73.80), low sale price of milk to the co-operative union(with score of 73.55), lack of training in dairy farming (with mean score of 61.25) in the study area.</p> 2021-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Jadaun et al