Rearing practice of small ruminants for meat production: An exploratory study in Karnataka
Pradeep Kumar S, Satyanarayan K, Jagdeeswary V, Wilfred Ruben, Mahadevappa Gouri and Vedamurthy
The present study was conducted to acquire the first-hand information on existing rearing practices of small ruminants in Tumakuru district of Karnataka. A total of 120 small ruminant farmers were randomly selected for the study. Majority (61.67%) of the farmers practiced extensive grazing, did not provide concentrates (79.17%) and supplementary ration (81.66%). In case of housing management 96.66 per cent of animal houses were built with kuccha floor and without manger feeding facility. There was a considerable gap existing between recommended scientific management practices and the existing management practices, like feeding of chaffed fodder, feeding of balanced ration, supplementary feeding, disinfection of shed, precautionary measures against sick and diseased sheep and goats and discarding carcass from sick and diseased sheep and goats.
How to cite this article:
Pradeep Kumar S, Satyanarayan K, Jagdeeswary V, Wilfred Ruben, Mahadevappa Gouri, Vedamurthy. Rearing practice of small ruminants for meat production: An exploratory study in Karnataka. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(2):40-43.