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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(11): 2792-2798

A Study on Fodder Technological Options for Improving Livestock Production in Karnataka
P. Pushpa*, B. S. Lakshman Reddy, Jayalakshmi B. Pawar, K. Chandan and S. B. Gurumurthy
University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Livestock sector plays an important role in the national economy and in the socio-economic development of the country. Green fodder provides nutrients for milch animals at cheaper cost. Inspite of its importance, in the country, green fodder production has not been given proper place in the cropping pattern in providing proper nutrition to livestock. In view of this, a study was undertaken to analyse the feed and fodder management systems in periurban and rural areas of Belgaum district. Totally 160 respondents of 8 villages in periurban and rural areas was interviewed by administering the standardised interview schedule the availability of DCP in rural areas was only 0.474 kg/head/day leading to a percentage deficiency of 36.8. In rural areas the availability of TDN was only 2.065 kg/head/day and the same was 3.868 kg/head/day in peri-urban areas the deficiency of DCP was observed in both rural (81.42%) and peri-urban areas (75.89). Considerable percentage deficiency was observed in TDN of feeds and fodder fed to livestock in rural (93.06%) and peri-urban areas (73.71%). The variables Land holding, Herd size, Milk volume, Income from agriculture and Income from livestock showed positive and significant relationship with fodder management.

Keywords: Fodder Technology, Livestock Production

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Pushpa, P., B. S. Lakshman Reddy, Jayalakshmi B. Pawar, K. Chandan and Gurumurthy, S. B. 2020. A Study on Fodder Technological Options for Improving Livestock Production in Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2792-2798. doi:
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