Adoption practices of dairy farmers in Haryana
Manju Loura, Dr. Suman Ghalawat, Dr. Krishan Yadav, Dr. Sunita Mehla, Dr. KK Kundu, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Dalip Kumar and Heena
Milk production in Haryana reached a volume of 11.7 billion litres. The state currently represents the fifteenth largest milk market in India. Haryana state is having higher per capita availability of milk has compare to our whole country e.g., 930gm which is 394gm in India. The present study was conducted to study the demographic profile of the dairy farmers of selected dairy units and to examine the extent of adoption of recommended management practices among dairy farmers in Haryana. The study was conducted in four districts of Haryana namely Karnal, Kaithal, Sirsa and Hisar. From the selected district two blocks from each district were selected randomly for the present study. From all four districts 8 blocks were selected deliberately 25 dairy farmers from each block were selected as respondents. Hence data of 200 dairy farmers were taken to achieve the specific objectives, the primary data from the sample dairy farms were collected through survey method on pre-structured schedules designed for the purpose. Data of 200 respondents was taken on five Likert point scale by using SPSS software. Descriptive statistics was used to find the desired objectives. Regarding adoption of good dairy practices our study concluded that among all the adoption practices for dairy farms hygiene milking was having lower mean value, hence highest agreeableness as milk comes under perishable commodity which deteriorate very fast and it may lead to lower price in the market hence hygiene milking practices were giver most preference by dairy farmers, followed by animal wellbeing, animal health, nutrition practices, environment practices and management practices with highest mean value, dairy practices regarding management were least preferred by dairy farmers as they were finding them time consuming as well as less economically viable. On the basis of findings dairy farmers are advised to have high education level as it will give them confidence to adopt new and latest technology existing in dairy farming now a days.
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Manju Loura, Dr. Suman Ghalawat, Dr. Krishan Yadav, Dr. Sunita Mehla, Dr. KK Kundu, Dr. Manoj Kumar, Dr. Dalip Kumar and Heena. Adoption practices of dairy farmers in Haryana. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(6S): 587-594.