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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(6): 870-874
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.102


Socio-Economic Profile and Constraints Faced By Dairy Farmers of Wayanad District, India
Kotresh Prasad1*, Siddhartha Savale2, M.T. Mahantesh1, M. Pavan2, Deepandita Barman1 and John Abraham2
1National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India
2College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala– 673576, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dairy farming plays a very important role in improving the economy of the country. The study was conducted to explore the socio-economic profile and constraints faced by dairy farmers of Wayanad district of Kerala. The survey was conducted to study the different patterns of rearing of dairy animals, crops grown and status of milk production. By random sampling method fifty respondents were selected for the study. Results revealed that majority of the families were nuclear families. For 80 percent of the people the main source of income is agriculture which includes livestock farming. 82 percent of the farmers had land owned up to five acres. Majority of the farmers followed mixed cropping system. 96 percent of the farmers owned cattle as livestock assets out of which 42 percent were non-descript. 66 percent of the farms produced 10-15 litres of milk per day. Ninety two percent of farmers marketed milk in milma cooperative.


Keywords: Dairy farming, Socio-economic profile, Constraints, Wayanad, Kerala.
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Kotresh Prasad, Siddhartha Savale, M.T. Mahantesh, M. Pavan, Deepandita Barman and John Abraham. 2017. Socio-Economic Profile and Constraints Faced By Dairy Farmers of Wayanad District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(6): 870-874. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.606.102