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Vol. 11, Special Issue 4 (2022)

Constraints to sheep production in Karnataka

Author(s):
Shridhar, Vivek M Patil, Prashant G Waghmare, Satish Chandra Biradar, Channappagouda Biradar and Prakashkumar Rathod
Abstract:
The study was undertaken to identify the constraints perceived by sheep farmers in Bidar district of North Karnataka, India. The constraints were recorded by means of personal interview using a structured schedule and a multistage stratified sampling procedure. A total of 150 respondents from Bidar district formed the study group. Data from the schedules was compiled and analysed using the Garrett’s ranking technique for major constraints and the Likert’s Scale technique for minor constraints to identify the most important constraints which influence the rearing of sheep. The major constraints faced by sheep farmers was marketing and it ranked top in the constraints with a mean score of 69.98, followed by health care issues with a mean score of 61.68, production related with mean score 51.30, general constraints with a mean score of 36.42 and lastly feeding constraints with a mean score of 33.06. Among the minor constraints, susceptibility to disease (99.33), non-availability of good quality rams (91.33) and lamb mortality (79.33), acute fodder shortage during drought (88.00), poor community grazing lands (86.00), high cost of treatment (100.00), spread of infectious disease (99.33), low sale price (100.00), inaccurate pricing (94.00), difficulty in obtaining finances (100.00) and inadequate training (95.33) were perceived to be the most important.
Pages: 838-840  |  245 Views  99 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shridhar, Vivek M Patil, Prashant G Waghmare, Satish Chandra Biradar, Channappagouda Biradar and Prakashkumar Rathod. Constraints to sheep production in Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(4S): 838-840.

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