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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(5): 3293-3300
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.385


Adoption Level of Improved Goat Farming Technologies by Commercial Goat Farmers in Tamil Nadu
M. Gunaseelan1, B.P. Singh1*, Med Ram Verma2 and K. Pachaiyappan1
1Division of Extension Education, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, U.P.-243 122, India
2Division of Livestock Economics, Statistics & Information Technology, ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, U.P.-243122, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A study was undertaken to assess the adoption level of commercial goat farmers under semi-intensive and intensive systems of management in Tamil Nadu. To this survey, a sample of 120 commercial goat farmers (20 farmers from each district) was selected randomly from 6 districts of Tamil Nadu. Data revealed that, overall 46.67 per cent of the commercial goat farmers had medium level of adoption of improved goat farming practices, followed by high (33.33 %) and low (20.00 %) extent of adoption. Average adoption indices of improved goat farming technologies were 60.71, 64.61, 76.19 and 67.20 for small, medium, large and overall categories of farmers, respectively. Overall adoption index of improve goat husbandry practices by the commercial goat farmers revealed that, housing practices obtained highest adoption index (74.41-I) followed by feeding (67.42-II), health care (66.00-III), breeding (65.33-IV) and general management practices (62.81-V).Multiple linear regression analysis showed that, the factors viz., family income, investment on goat farming, flock size and economic motivation had positive and significant (1 % level) influence on the variability in adoption levels of commercial goat farmers. Education and system of management of goats showed positive and significant (5 % level) towards adoption of commercial goat farmers.


Keywords: Adoption level, Commercial Goat farmers, Tamil Nadu
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Gunaseelan, M., B.P. Singh, Med Ram Verma and Pachaiyappan, K. 2018. Adoption Level of Improved Goat Farming Technologies by Commercial Goat Farmers in Tamil NaduInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(5): 3293-3300. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.705.385