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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 3018-3023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.353


Comparative Adoption Level of Improved Animal Husbandry Practices by Dairy Farmers of Kheda and Panchmahal Districts of Middle Gujarat, India
B.S. Divekar* and M.M. Trivedi
Livestock Research Station, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Anand Agricultural University, Anand-388110, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The study was conducted in Kheda and Panchmahal districts of middle Gujarat during 2015-16 to assess the comparative adoption level of improved animal husbandry practices by dairy farmers of Kheda and Panchmahal districts of Gujarat. Four talukas from each district, five villages from each taluka and five respondents/dairy farmers from each village were randomly selected, thus covering 40 villages and a total of 200 respondents. The study indicated that in Kheda district most of the dairy farmers (65.00 %) possessed medium level of adoption followed by high (18.00 %) and low (17.00 %), whereas in Panchmahal district, more than half (58.00%) of the dairy farmers had medium level of adoption followed by 21.00 % each in high and low levels of adoption. The overall adoption level with regard to improved animal husbandry practices in Kheda district respondents was to the extent of 62.78 % as compared to 52.83 % in case of Panchmahal district. Correlation coefficient of dairy farmers' antecedent variables and their adoption level about improved animal husbandry practices indicated that variables like education, social participation, land holding, annual income, herd size and mass media exposure of Kheda district dairy farmers and annual income, herd size, risk orientation, scientific orientation and extension contact of Panchmahal district dairy farmers established positive and significant correlation with adoption level of improved animal husbandry practices.


Keywords: Dairy farmers of Gujarat, Adoption level, Breeding practices, Milking practices, Feeding practices, Calf rearing practices.
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Divekar, B.S. and Trivedi, M.M. 2017. Comparative Adoption Level of Improved Animal Husbandry Practices by Dairy Farmers of Kheda and Panchmahal Districts of Middle Gujarat, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 3018-3023. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.353