Article Id: ARCC3169 | Page : 26 - 30
Citation :- ECONOMIC ASPECTS OF LIVESTOCK ENTERPRISE IN A SEMI-ARID WATERSHED.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):26 - 30
Biswajit Mondal, N. Loganandhan and K. Channabasappa
Address : Central Soil and Water Conservation Research and Training Institute, Research Centre, Bellary - 583 104, Karnataka, India


Study was conducted in a semi-arid watershed with the objective to analyse the economic
aspects of livestock enterprise. The study revealed that expenditure on feed and fodder and
family labour formed the chunk among the different cost components. Average maintenance
cost and returns from buffalo was highest compared to other type of animals. Labour use
pattern reveals that the human labour input in livestock rearing was mostly family labour. The
gross income per animal during a year was Rs. 4195.31 from cow and Rs. 6276.67 from
buffalo inside watershed and the same was Rs. 4229.50 and Rs. 6412.00 outside the watershed.
The results showed that there was little influence of watershed management programme over
the yield and costing aspects of livestock enterprise



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