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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(5): 730-737
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1005.082


A Study on Socio-Economic Aspects and Flock Composition of 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--521101, Andhra Pradesh, India
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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. Out of the total farmers surveyed, illiterate sheep farmers constituted about 81.6 and 88 percent in irrigated and rainfed areas, respectively. Sheep farmers from Backward Communities constituted about 86.4 and 67.2 percent, followed by Scheduled Castes community 8 percent and 15.20 percent, respectively, in irrigated and rainfed areas. Majority of the farmers in both the areas were landless (45.6 percent in irrigated area and 72.8 percent in rainfed area) followed by marginal land holders (36 percent in irrigated area and 16.8 percent in rainfed area). About 64 percent shepherds in irrigated area and 60 percent shepherds in rainfed area were middle aged. The average flock size in irrigated and rainfed areas of the district was 66.36±2.32 and 73.62±3.0, respectively. Most of the farmers in irrigated area (54.4 percent) and rainfed area (68 percent) reared sheep along with goats. Replacement stock from their own flock was the main source of addition to the sheep flocks of both the areas.


Keywords: Sheep, Socio-Economic profile, Flock composition, Krishna district
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Sai Satish Raju Sarikonda, Asha Latha Peeka, Sudhakar Kaza and Raja Kishore Konka. 2021. A Study on Socio-Economic Aspects and Flock Composition of Shepherds in Irrigated and Rainfed Areas in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(5): 730-737. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1005.082