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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 1100-1110
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.128


Identification and Prioritization of Constraints in Umblachery Breed Cattle Farming Through Participatory Approach
M.S. Kannadhasan1, M. Kathirchelvan2 and R. Rajendran3
1Veterinary University Training and Research Centre, Tamil Nadu Veterinary Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Dharmapuri – 636701, Tamil Nadu, India
2Farmers Training Centre, TANUVAS, Tiruvarur-610 004, Tamil Nadu, India
3Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, TANUVAS, Kattupakkam – 603203, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Umblachery cattle are well-known indigenous breed for its draught power in Cauvery delta region. Conservation of Umblachery cattle breed gained importance in recent years. In this background, the study with the financial assistance from Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Research Corpus Fund (TRCF) was conducted at Umblachery, a native village of Umblachery breed tract in Nagapattinam district, Tamil Nadu to identify and prioritize the constraints in Umblachery breed cattle farming faced by farmers through participatory approach. Thirty progressive farmers in and around Umblachery village who were selected applying purposive random sampling technique, participated in focused group discussion to identify the constraints followed by personal interview to prioritize the constraints and group discussion to find the possible reasons behind constraints. The entire participatory method was carried out with the help of Department of Animal Husbandry, Tamil Nadu and representatives of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Famers’ association. Individually prioritized scores on the farmers’ identified 15 constraints were subjected into Garrett ranking method to measure the significance. The results revealed that the lack grazing land having highest Garrett table mean score of 79.37 as the most important and serious constraint followed by improper maintenance of ponds (72.30), feed deficit (59.30), mechanization (53.77), dominance of fertilizer (51.60), inadequate farmers club (49.17), lack of bull (48.75), dominance of cross-bred animals (43.56), lower price of animals and its products on sale (42.55), unregulated marketing (39.44), lack of awareness about technologies (38.86), indiscriminate breeding (34.06), record maintenance (32.66), natural disaster proneness (30.58) and deficit of manpower (26.87). The results will foster the policy makers involved in Umblachery cattle breed conservation to develop and implement appropriate strategies to overcome the constraints in Umblachery breed cattle farming.


Keywords: Identification, Prioritization, Umblachery breed cattle, Participatory approach
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Kannadhasan, M.S., M. Kathirchelvan and Rajendran, R. 2018. Identification and Prioritization of Constraints in Umblachery Breed Cattle Farming Through Participatory Approach.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 1100-1110. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.128