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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(3): 1918-1925
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.218


Correlation Analysis of Socio-Demographic Profile of Dairy Farmers with Knowledge and Adoption of Animal Husbandry Practices
G.J. Panchbhai1, M.F. Siddiqui2, M.N. Sawant3*, A.P. Verma4 and J. Parameswaranaik5
1Department of Livestock Production and Management, Post Graduate Institute of
Veterinary and Animal Sciences (MAFSU), Akola-444104, India
2Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (MAFSU), Parbhani-431402, India
3Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, Bombay Veterinary College, (MAFSU) Parel, Mumbai -12, India
4Dairy Extension Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research institute, Karnal-132001 (Haryana)
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dairy farming in India plays a vital role in livelihood security of the dairy farmers. The factors which are major hurdles in increasing farmers income are low productivity of indigenous breeds, inadequate knowledge about balanced feeding and low conception rate through artificial insemination. The present study was conducted in Solapur district of Maharashtra state with the objective of correlational analysis of socio-demographic profile of dairy farmers with knowledge and adoption of animal husbandry practices. Data were randomly collected from a total of 200 dairy farmers from 10 villages. The ex-post facto research design of social science was used for the present investigation. The findings of the study revealed that 72.00 % and 67.50% respondents had medium knowledge and adoption level of dairy animal husbandry practices. On correlation analysis of socio-demographic profile of dairy farmers with knowledge level, it was found that education, herd size, sources of information were found to be positive and highly significant relationship (P<0.01) and social participation was found positive significant (p<0.05) with knowledge. Findings regarding relationship between adoption of dairy animals management practices shown that, social participation exerted highest positive correlation coefficient (P<0.01) with extent of adoption of dairy animals management practices. Characteristics like education, herd size and source of information had positive significant relationship (P<0.05) with extent of adoption.


Keywords: Socio-demographic profile, Dairy farmers, Knowledge, Adoption, Animal husbandry practices
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Panchbhai, G.J., M.F. Siddiqui, M.N. Sawant, A.P. Verma and Parameswaranaik, J. 2017. Correlation Analysis of Socio-Demographic Profile of Dairy Farmers with Knowledge and Adoption of Animal Husbandry PracticesInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(3): 1918-1925. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.603.218