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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 2013-2025
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.225


Knowledge of Farmers about Improved Fodder Production Practices in Rajasthan State of India
Devendra Kumar Meena1*, Gopal Sankhala2, Pravesh Singh Chauhan3 and Mamta Meena1
1Suresh Gyan Vihar University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India
3Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was conducted in Rajasthan. The investigation concerned with semi-arid zone of Rajasthan, which is the highest livestock and bovine population in zone, 6986.2 and 3287.9 thousands; respectively. Milk production and productivity depend on the quality and quantity of feed & fodder. Feed and fodder constitute about 60-70 per cent cost of milk production. A portion of its fodder requirement is also met by lopping and cutting of trees from the agricultural fields and homestead areas. It was estimated that major consumption of crop residue and green fodder varies in different seasons. This feed resource, which consists mainly of grasses, legumes and cereal crop residues vary widely and are spread across the major agro- ecological zones of the Rajasthan. Hence, an investigation entitled “A Comprehensive Study on Fodder Production and Its Utilization Pattern in Semi-Arid Zone of Rajasthan” was conducted on proportionate randomly selected 240 dairy farmers belonging to different land holding categories and growing at least two fodder crops in a cropping year were taken as respondents of Dausa and Tonk districts in Semi-arid zone of Rajasthan. The knowledge showed a highly significant positive relationship with land holding, herd size, milk production and extension contact of improved fodder cultivation practices.


Keywords: Dry-green fodder, Knowledge, Production practices and semi-arid zone
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Devendra Kumar Meena, Gopal Sankhala, Pravesh Singh Chauhan and Mamta Meena. 2017. Knowledge of Farmers about Improved Fodder Production Practices in Rajasthan State of India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 2013-2025. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.225