Article Id: ARCC193 | Page : 547-550
Citation :- ADOPTION AND CONSTRAINTS IN IMPROVED GOAT REARING PRACTICES.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2013.(47):547-550
N. Narmatha*, K.M. Sakthivel, V. Uma and N. Akila
Address : Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal – 637 002, India


A study was undertaken to assess the adoption level of improved goat rearing practices and the constraints faced in adoption of improved practices among goat farmers in Namakkal district of Tamil Nadu. The study revealed that high adoption was noticed in feeding colostrum to new born kids (99.29 per cent), deworming of young kids (90.00 per cent), identifying the animals in heat (90.00 per cent) and low adoption was in providing mineral blocks (3.57 per cent), feeding crushed prosopsis, tamarind seeds neem leaves (3.57 per cent), insurance of animals (1.43 per cent) and maintenance of records (0.0 per cent). The major constraints perceived by the goat farmers were exploitation by middlemen (88.57 per cent), complicated loan getting / sanctioning procedure (87.86 per cent), scarcity of green fodder (78.57 per cent), diminishing grazing areas (77.86 per cent).


Adoption Constraints Goat farming Management practices.


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