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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 877-882
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.101


Socio Economic Profile of Farmers Rearing Gir Cattle in Karnataka, India
K. R. Naveen, K. C. Veeranna, G. T. Gopala, M. Harisha, T. Thirumalesh,V. B. Shettar and G. K. Udupaal
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Veterinary College, Shimoga, Karnataka, India
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Abstract:

Gir is a famous Indian cattle breed well-known for its milk producing ability, easy maintenance and resistance to diseases. The present study was conducted in 21 districts of Karnataka and the data was collected from 90 respondents through pre-tested interview schedule. All the age group members were involved in Gir cattle rearing in the study area, in which half (50.00%) of the respondents were in middle age group, 93.33 per cent were males and only 6.67 per cent were females. Majority (52.52%) of the Gir farmers was graduates and belonged to OBC category (75.56%). The main occupation was agriculture (43.33%) followed by business (24.44%). About three fourth (74.44%) of the respondents belonged to joint family with medium family size (56.67%) and they possessed medium land holding (33.33%) with a high annual income (52.22%). Among the respondents 43.33 per cent possessed only Gir cattle and 35.56 per cent had Gir and other indigenous, less than half (44.44%) of the respondents had small herd size, while 78.89 per cent had low experience in Gir cattle rearing and majority (80.00%) purchased the Gir cattle from the native tract. More than half (53.33 %) of the respondents had low extension contact. Majority (73.33%) of the respondents identified their Gir cattle by names and more than half (63.33%) of the respondents reared Gir cattle under semi intensive method.


Keywords: Gir cattle, Rearing, Karnataka, Socio economic
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Naveen, K. R., K. C. Veeranna, G. T. Gopala, M. Harisha, T. Thirumalesh, V. B. Shettar and Udupaal, G. K. 2019. Socio Economic Profile of Farmers Rearing Gir Cattle in Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 877-882. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.101