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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 3039-3048
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.352


Situation Assessment of Livestock Markets in Central Plain Zone of Punjab
Barinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh*, H.K. Verma and S.K. Kansal
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted to evaluate the scenario of the livestock markets in central plain zone of Punjab. There are total 5 big livestock markets in the central plain zone of Punjab. Out of these three markets namely Jagraon, Sadhugarh and Khanna deals majorly with productive animals sale purchase while rest two deals with sale-purchase of unproductive buffaloes (senile, calves etc) for meat purpose only. Present study was conducted in above mentioned three productive animal markets, two of which are modern and one is of traditional nature. A total 105 respondents selected randomly but equally from these three markets were interviewed personally on a pretested interview schedule. Descriptive Analysis of the data so collected was done and result revealed that majority of the respondents (56.2%) were in middle age group and studied 12th and above (62.9%) and about 1/3rd (31.4%) travelled more than 60 KMs to reach the market with a intention to fetch a handsome price of their animal(s). Brokerage system is widely prevalent in these animal markets and farmer felt it as a necessity for successful transaction of animals. Majority dairy animals were sold or purchased in second to third parity. There is dearth of common facilities like shed for all, water, fodder availability, emergency care in all the livestock markets studied. Price range, lactation yield, shed facilities, stray animals problems and market condition varies significantly (P<0.05) between modern and traditional animal markets studied. It was concluded that there is dire need to strengthen livestock markets in term of number, infrastructure, basic facilities, and vet facilities at market in order to smoothen the exchange of precious animals along with enhancing the awareness among livestock farmers.


Keywords: Livestock market, Central plain zone, Animals, Punjab
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Barinder Singh, Jaswinder Singh, H.K. Verma and Kansal, S.K. 2019. Situation Assessment of Livestock Markets in Central Plain Zone of Punjab.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 3039-3048. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.352