ADOPTION OF FEEDING PRACTICES BY BROILER FARMERS OF HARYANA

Article Id: ARCC1205 | Page : 36 - 39
Citation :- ADOPTION OF FEEDING PRACTICES BY BROILER FARMERS OF HARYANA.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2010.(44):36 - 39
Devender Singh, R.K. Sharma and Balwan Singh
Address : Department of Livestock Production and Management CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar- 125 004, India

Abstract

A study was conducted to find out the impact of educational status, caste and size of farm (no. of
birds) on adoption of feeding practices by broiler farmers of Haryana. For this purpose, districts of
Kurukshetra, Bhiwani and Panipat were selected to represent north, south and central zones of
Haryana. As many as 150 farmers, 50 from each district were selected. District, education, caste and
size of farm showed significant (P0.01) association with the sourceof feed and its storage. Overall
68.7 per cent farmers purchased readymade feed, 4.0 per cent were found to have their own feed
manufacturing unit and 27.3 per cent prepared the feed by mixing the purchased concentrates and
energy feed ingredients. Education (P0.05) and size of farm (P0.01) showd significant ssociation
with the testing of feed quality. 52.0 per cent farmers did not have proper storage facilities. Only 10.7
per cent farmers regularly got their feed analyzed. District, educational status and size of farm showed
a significant (P0.01) associatin with the type of feeder used. Farmers having farm size above 8000
birds were found using semi-automatic feeders. Education appeared to motivate the farmers to
adopt improved feeding practices.

Keywords

Feeding practices Broiler farmers

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