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Journal of Dairying Foods & Home Sciences
Year : 2011, Volume : 30, Issue : 3
First page : ( 165) Last page : ( 169)
Print ISSN : 0971-4456. Online ISSN : 0976-0563.

Improved dairy production and processing through training programmes

Singh Satbir, Kumar Ramesh, Sharma C.S., Kumar Umesh, Kumar Anoop

Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Sangaria, Hanumangarh – 335 063, India

Online published on 21 November, 2011.

Received:  25  March,  2011; Accepted:  22  June,  2011.

Abstract

Data were collected through interview from 614 farmers who participated in dairy farming trainings organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Hanumangarh (Rajasthan) from 2007 to 2010. It was observed that average adoption rate was 52.3% and unemployed rural youths (55%) showed keen interest in dairy farming. The knowledge level of the respondent before and after training for cattle breeding, feeding, health care and management was 29.31, 46.41, 30.61, 57.49 and 71.33, 86.32, 68.72 and 89.90 per cent, respectively. Milk yield was increased with decrease in anoestrus cases and calf mortality which in turn fetched more profits to farmers.

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Keywords

Adoption rate, Dairy, Production, Training.

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