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Vol. 12, Special Issue 11 (2023)

Socio-economic status of selected dairy farmers in Thrissur district of Kerala

Author(s):
KP Nabeel, Biya Ann Joseph, PT Suraj, VL Gleeja and Joseph Mathew
Abstract:
A comprehensive investigation into the socio-economic status of cattle farmers in Thrissur district involved the selection of twenty-five cattle farms, each with a minimum of ten crossbred cattle. Data analysis revealed that the mean average age of these farmers was 43.83 years, with the majority falling within the middle-age category. Men dominated this profession, accounting for 72% of the participants. In terms of educational background, 48% had completed primary school. Interestingly, dairying served as a subsidiary occupation for 92% of the farmers. The average herd size in these selected dairy farms was 12.08 animals. The farmers typically utilized their own land for constructing farms and cultivating fodder, with a mean average of 4.14 cents and 16.52 acres, respectively. Additionally, approximately 40% of dairy farmers employed milking machines for the milking process.
Pages: 1963-1966  |  94 Views  66 Downloads
How to cite this article:
KP Nabeel, Biya Ann Joseph, PT Suraj, VL Gleeja and Joseph Mathew. Socio-economic status of selected dairy farmers in Thrissur district of Kerala. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(11S): 1963-1966.
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