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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(7): 3932-3937
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.461


Preferential Ranking of Farmers’ Attributes Associated with Welfare of Cross Bred Dairy Cattle in Small Holders’ Production System in Assam
Chinmoy Dutta1*, Raj Jyoti Deka1, Jyoti Pawan Chutiaand Aditya Boruah3
1College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati, Assam-781022, India
2Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Department, Govt. of Assam, India
3Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Joyhing, North Lakhimpur-787051, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Human- animal relationships are subjected to two primary dimensions: those of affection and utility, which combine together to give a proper shape in animal welfare often expressed in commercial terms when farmers are involved in running a business on livestock. The present study was carried out in purposively selected commercial small holders’ dairy farms in and around Guwahati under Kamrup (Metro) District of Assam. A total of 60 dairy farmers were selected based on apparently similar shed and animals following minimum scientific management. A pre tested questionnaire was used for the purpose for preferential ranking of some of the related attributes. During the experiment 24 different attributes were identified for determining the farmers use and non-use value in regards to dairy cow welfare. Out of these 24 attributes “to make sure that my dairy cows are kept in such a way that I can earn my living from my business” was ranked highest (RBQ: 55.000) and the attribute “to make sure that my dairy production is ethical” was ranked lowest (RBQ: 1.67). The most important attribute which influence the small holders’ farmers was found to be “to make sure that my dairy cows are kept in such a way that I can earn my living from my business” which very significant in terms of small holders’ dairy. This study indicates that the commercial small holders’ dairy farmers are influenced by the use and non-use values in relation to the farm animal welfare. They are specially influenced and motivated by the use values related to production and business development.


Keywords: Welfare, Attributes, Dairy farmer, RBQ.
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Chinmoy Dutta, Raj Jyoti Deka, Jyoti Pawan Chutia and Aditya Boruah. 2020. Preferential Ranking of Farmers’ Attributes Associated with Welfare of Cross Bred Dairy Cattle in Small Holders’ Production System in Assam.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(7): 3932-3937. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.461