EXTENT OF ADOPTION OF RECOMMENDED SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES IN CATTLE AND BUFFALO FARMING SYSTEMS IN TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Publication Date : 28/07/2016
Dairy farming is a notable segment of the rural economy in India. In order to ascertain the technological aspects of small holder dairy farming in rural areas, this study was conducted to know about the extent of adoption of recommended scientific practices in Tamil Nadu, India. In this context, an overall sample size of 100 consisting of 50 farmers each in cattle and buffalo farming systems was drawn at Villupuram and Namakkal districts of Tamil Nadu, India by using proportionate random sampling method. The results revealed that all the respondents (100%) in both cattle and buffalo farming systems had adopted the practices of colostrum feeding, sanitary practice before and after milking, and treatment of sick animals by veterinarians under full adoption category. Partial adoption of practices was found in deworming of calf (78.00%) in cattle farming system and balanced feeding (70.00%) in buffalo farming system. Day old weaning of calf, schedule of activities to control calf mortality, using chaff cutter and conducting mastitis detection test were found under non-adoption category (100%) in both cattle and buffalo farming systems.
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