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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1950-1955
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.223


Socio Economic Profile of Buffalo Farmers in Guntur and Prakasam Districts of Andhra Pradesh
D.V. Sivaji1*, K. Natchimuthu2, S. Ramkumar2, D. Sreekumar2 and R. Ganesan2
1M.V.Sc in Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, India
2Faculty in Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry-605009, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A survey conducted to know the socio economic profile of buffalo farmers in Guntur and Prakasam of Andhra Pradesh. A total of 144 respondents were selected through multi stage random sampling and data collected with structured interview schedule. It was observed that buffalo farming is an occupation of young respondents with no formal schooling and small land owners belonging to all communities. It contributes 1/3rd of their family income. The average income obtained from buffalo farming was Rs. 75,236. Two third of the buffaloes were graded Murrah buffaloes and one third were non-descript buffaloes in the study. majority (57.64%) had extension contact with para veterinarians and average experience in buffalo rearing was 14.89 years. About 3 per cent of the respondents only had undergone training in buffalo rearing in the last one year.


Keywords: Buffalo farming, Guntur, Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh, Graded Murrah
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Sivaji, D.V., K. Natchimuthu, S. Ramkumar, D. Sreekumar and Ganesan, R. 2018. Socio Economic Profile of Buffalo Farmers in Guntur and Prakasam Districts of Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1950-1955. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.223