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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Existing management practices followed by the cattle keepers in North coastal region of Andhra Pradesh

Author(s):
U Vinod, B Bharath, G Sushma and TV Chaitanya Kumar
Abstract:
A field survey was conducted to collect the first-hand information on cattle managemental practices followed by dairy animal owners of Kotabommali Mandal in Srikakulam district which is located in north coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Questionnaire was designed on cattle managemental practices followed by farmers to improve the productivity. The study was conducted on a total number of 75 households which covered 15 farmers each from 5 villages. Most of the farmers have the small herd size (<6). It was observed that 98.67% of the respondents resorted to artificial insemination, 93.33% of them follow’s pregnancy diagnosis. Regarding feeding practices, all the farmers followed individual animal feeding (100%) and grazed in common pasture land (93.33%). 80% of farmers used commercial type concentrate mixture with or without adding salt, with as such (86.67%). The results indicated that knuckling (53.33%) was the main method of milking. Most of the respondents, clean udder and teats and wash hand before milking. Regarding sick animal treatment, 66.67% cattle keepers preferred first qualified veterinary doctor then veterinary assistant/quack man. All the respondent followed satisfactory sanitary conditions of shelter places.
Pages: 618-622  |  328 Views  60 Downloads
How to cite this article:
U Vinod, B Bharath, G Sushma and TV Chaitanya Kumar. Existing management practices followed by the cattle keepers in North coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 618-622.

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