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Vol. 11, Special Issue 5 (2022)

Socio- economic profile of Kenguri sheep farmers under extensive rearing system in Yadgir district of Karnataka

Author(s):
Kanakaraja MG, Mahadevappa D Gouri, Vivek M Patil, Channappagouda Biradar, Kotresh Prasad, Prasanna SB, Basavarajaiah DM and Jagjiwan Ram
Abstract:
The socio-economic profile study of Kenguri sheep farmers was made by assessing 50shepherds and 2153 sheep in Yadgir district of Karnataka state. The majority of shepherds were rearing Kenguri sheep were old aged (55%) followed by middle (25%) and young aged (20%). The literacy level of shepherds was little poor as most of them were illiterates (55%). Sheep rearing was the main occupation (65%) of shepherds along with agriculture and allied activities as their sub occupation. Most of the shepherd’s family was joint type (55%) followed by nuclear type (45%) as majority of them were having large family (40%) ranging between 12-16 and others were having medium (35%) and small family (25%). Both overall farming experience (65%) and sheep rearing experience (65%) were having equal majority among the shepherds. As only few of the shepherds were land lords by having large lands (5%) for agriculture and livestock activities and other majority of them were marginal land holders (80%) followed by small land holders (15%). The level of social participation was poor among the shepherds as most of them were not participated (60%) in any social activities and other percent of them were having one organization participation (20%), two or more organizations involvement (15%) and very few public representing shepherds (5%).
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How to cite this article:
Kanakaraja MG, Mahadevappa D Gouri, Vivek M Patil, Channappagouda Biradar, Kotresh Prasad, Prasanna SB, Basavarajaiah DM and Jagjiwan Ram. Socio- economic profile of Kenguri sheep farmers under extensive rearing system in Yadgir district of Karnataka. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(5S): 548-551.

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