Constraints faced by traditional goat rearers in goat rearing in Gujarat
Jerul R Halpati and Dr. Dilip Rasiklal Vahoniya
The goat is a versatile animal. Goat being one of the earliest domesticated animals is known for its relatively longer association with human beings and also knows as poor man’s cows. The present study was carried out on constraints faced by traditional goat rearers in goat rearing in Gujarat state of India. A multistage sampling method was adopted for sample selection in which 160 respondents have been selected. Data collected using a semi -structured schedule. Henry Garret’s Ranking techniques were used for analyzing data. The present study analyzed feeding, health, marketingand overall constraints faced by goat rearers in Gujarat. In feeding constraints the study found majorconstraints faced by goat rearers was the problem of water ranked I and the means score was 71.93 followed by non -availability of green fodder (57.19) - II, shrinkage of grazing area (49.45) - III. The large constraint faced by goat rearers were lack of health services with a mean score of 68.65 - I followed by poor vaccination coverage (65.35) -II, and high treatment cost (51.20) - III. Major mmarketing constraints faced by goat rearers were very poor access to market price and information with a mean score of 70.52 - I followed by high transportation cost (58.54) -II, and absence of cooperative marketing (57.05) - III. Regarding the above constraints, developingwasteland for feeding resources so rearers can grow fodders and also use them for grazing to overcome feeding constraints. Regular visit to livestock inspectors and veterinary doctors in rural areas so it minimizes health constraints. Setting up location -specific market for goat marketing and price regulatory agency for price fixation of a goat to minimize the marketing constraints thus by overcoming constraints, help goat rearers for generating good revenue for goat rearing.
How to cite this article:
Jerul R Halpati and Dr. Dilip Rasiklal Vahoniya. Constraints faced by traditional goat rearers in goat rearing in Gujarat. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2023; 12(8S): 125-127.