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Agricultural Science Digest, volume 37 issue 1 (march 2017) : 60-63

Utilisation of agricultural wastes in participatory poultry farming with women under climatic conditions of Tonk district of Rajasthan 

Gitam Singh*, R.B. Sharma, Mahendra Singh, S.K. Sharma
1<p>Animal Science, Krishi Vigyan Kendras,&nbsp;Tonk&ndash; 304 022, Rajasthan, India.</p>
Cite article:- Singh* Gitam, Sharma R.B., Singh Mahendra, Sharma S.K. (2017). Utilisation of agricultural wastes in participatory poultry farming withwomen under climatic conditions of Tonk district of Rajasthan . Agricultural Science Digest. 37(1): 60-63. doi: 10.18805/asd.v0iOF.7334.

The study was conducted at 6 tehsils (Newai, Tonk, Uniara, Todarai singh, Deoli and Malpura) of Tonk district of Rajasthan. One thousand and two hundred chicks of six weeks age were purchased from Maharana Pratap University, Udaipur, Rajasthan. Two groups of ten farmers each were sekected from each tehsil. 10 chicks were provided to each farmer which was broiler and layer mixed. The average increased weight of broiler was 3.66±19.34 kg under Akodia village group and 3.94±19.34 kg was under Talibpura village group. Akodia village group was slowly gaining weight compare than Talibpura village group because they were providing vermin waste which contained more amounts of proteins. The findings of Harnoda village group in I, II, II, IV, V and VI month was found to be 480±22g, 480±14g, 640±09g, 710±22g, 720±20g and 730±21g fed crop waste to the poultry chicks and other essential contents of diet were similar with other groups. In case of meat it was slowly growing compare than Fuleta village group because Fuleta village group was providing Fish waste which contained more amounts of vitamins and minerals. Harnoda village group reported the number of egg was 06±01, 07±02, 09±01, 10±02, 09±01 and 09±02 respectively in six months with an average of 8.33±02. The performance of Harnoda village group was better than Akodia and Fuleta village group but poor in comparison with Talibpura, Panwar and Barbas village group because of difference in feeding, locally available sources of feed and water quality. Talibpura village group reported that the number of egg was 08±02, 10±02, 11±01, 11±02, 10±02, 11±02 and 11±03 respectively in six months with an average of 10±02. It was best performance of this study due to improved feeding, water quality and managmental factors. Environmental factors may affect the production of broiler and layers.

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