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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 654-660
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1005.073


A Study on Grazing and Feeding Practices Followed by Shepherds in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India
Sai Satish Raju Sarikonda1*, Asha Latha Peeka1, Sudhakar Kaza1 and Raja Kishore Konka2
1Department of Livestock Production Management, 2Department of Animal Nutrition, NTR College of Veterinary Science, Gannavaram, Andhra Pradesh-521101, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Present study was conducted on 250 shepherds selected through multistage stratified random sampling technique in irrigated and rainfed areas in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Out of the total farmers surveyed, majority of the sheep in both areas were traveling distance of 4-6 km. daily for grazing (45.6 per cent in irrigated area and 48.8 per cent in rainfed area). The mean grazing distance per day was 5.46±0.13 km in irrigated area and 5.8±0.14 km in rainfed area. Most of the shepherds allowed their sheep to graze for 8-10 hrs per day (86.4 per cent in irrigated area and 72 per cent in rainfed area), the mean grazing duration per day was 8.88±0.09 hrs in irrigated area and 9.38±0.12 hrs in rainfed area. Community lands were the major sites of sheep grazing (73.6 per cent in irrigated area and 67.2 per cent in rainfed area). Majority of the sheep farmers following migration in adverse condition like scarcity feed and water (60 per cent in irrigated area and 62.4 per cent in rainfed area).Most of the sheep farmers were practicing the penning (87.2 per cent in irrigated area and 92.8 per cent in rainfed area). No sheep was receiving any extra supplementary feeding in any stage of their life in both areas.


Keywords: Sheep, Irrigated area, Rainfed area, Grazing, Feeding practices, Krishna district
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Sai Satish Raju Sarikonda, Asha Latha Peeka, Sudhakar Kaza and Raja Kishore Konka. 2021. A Study on Grazing and Feeding Practices Followed by Shepherds in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 654-660. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1005.073