Knowledge of improved dairy husbandry practices of farmers of Kauroli, district of eastern Rajasthan
Keywords:Knowledge level, animal, feed practices, breeding, disease control
This study was carried out in the randomly selected 20 villages of Hindaun and Todabhim blocks of Karauli District of eastern Rajasthan. The results of the present study revealed that the majority of the farmers (73 %) had partial level of knowledge about overall dairy practices, while 16 per cent farmers had full level of knowledge about overall dairy practices and 11 per cent, who had no level of knowledge about overall dairy practices. The majority of the respondents had partial knowledge about feeding elements, feeding of concentrates and roughage mixture, time of feeding concentrate , feed requirements for maintenance of animals, feed requirements for production purpose, green fodder requirements, extra essential minerals requirement to animals with concentrate and roughage and quantity of minerals required per day per animal, animal breeding programme, improved breeds of bull, artificial insemination, time of next insemination after parturition of animals, pregnancy diagnosis and sources of artificial insemination carried out by artificial insemination centre, vaccination programme to control the diseases vaccination schedule, control of foot and mouth diseases control of hemorrhagic septicemia diseases, control of black quarter diseases and control of anthrax diseases. It was also found that majority of the respondents had partial knowledge about keeping the records of animals, method of determining the age of animals and proper method of milking. It can be concluded that majority of the respondent had partial knowledge about feed practices, breeding practices, disease control practices and general management practices.
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