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The Indian Journal of Small Ruminants
Year : 1999, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 35) Last page : ( 38)
Print ISSN : 0971-9857.

Farmers' preferred areas in goat production management for making use of indigenous practices and reasons thereof

Dohare R.S., Sagar R.L.

Central Institute for Research on Goats, Makhdoom, P.O. Farah-281122, Distt. Mathura, (U.P.).

Received:  3  June,  1998; Revised:  6  September,  1998.


Farmers in rural areas of Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh make use of indigenous practices in order of their importance with certain rationale. All of them preferred to make use of indigenous practices in goat, health care and ranked it as the first in order of importance. The next preferred area to make use of indigenous practices was goat breeding and reproduction (73.33%) followed by goat feeding (46.67%), goat marketing (26.67%), goat housing and shelter management (20%) and goat products making (13.33%). The goat husbandry practitioners were practicing indigenous practices due to certain reasons mainly, related to socia-psychological, economic, access to resources, etc. This indicates that much attention was paid to economic loss due to health hazards, to have quality and well maintained animals for obtaining maximum profit while selling them.


Key words

Goat production, Management Practices.


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