SOCIO – ECONOMIC STATUS OF FARMERS REARING NATIVE BREEDER CHICKEN INTENSIVELY IN WESTERN TAMIL NADU

Publication Date : 24/06/2015


Author(s) :

P. Balamurugan , S. Ezhil Valavan , R. Asha Rajini , N. K. Sudeep Kumar , A. Sundaresan , A. Serma Saravana Pandian.


Volume/Issue :
Volume 1
,
Issue 6
(06 - 2015)



Abstract :

The present study was conducted to analyze the socio-economic status of farmers rearing native breeder chicken under intensive management system in Western district of Tamil Nadu viz, Erode, Tirupur and Coimbatore. A total of 45 farms, 15 farms in each district were selected by simple random sampling and the data were collected through a semi-structured interview schedule. The selected farms were classified as small (up to 1500), medium (1501 - 3000) and large (more than 3000) with the average farm capacity of 600, 2271 and 5017 birds respectively. The result of the study showed majority of farmers rearing native breeder chicken were graduates, middle (36 to 45 years) aged males who owned the farms and the involvement of women appeared to be consistently low. Native breeder chicken farmers had more than two hectare of lands, low level of experience (less than five years) and used their own lands for native breeder chicken farming in Western district of Tamil Nadu. Native breeder farmers started their practice to earn main income from the native breeder farm and majority of the farmers were not participated any training program. Key words: Native breeder chicken, intensive rearing, socio-economics


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