e-ISSN : 2347-2677, p-ISSN : 2394-0522
VP Ambhore, AB Motghare, Bhavana R Wankhade and SS Bawaskar
The present investigation on Adoption of goat rearing practices in Risod tahsil of Washim district was carried out by randomly selecting 120 goat keepers on the basis of flock size from six villages namely Keshavnagar, Chikhali, Aasegaon (pen), Deulgaon (BK), Kavatha and Pedgaon. Majority of the goat keepers were followed grazing (84.16%) whereas very few per cent goat keepers followed stall feeding + grazing. The adoption of feeding green fodder was 22.50 per cent, while dry fodder was 15.83 per cent. Additional ration of pregnant doe was 26.66 per cent whereas feeding common salt was 36.66 per cent. Feeding of concentrate was 13.33 per cent, processing of concentrate before feeding was 20.83 per cent while none of goat keepers adopted use of mineral mixture or mineral bricks. Feeding concentrate mixture with separate was 22.34 and with roughages was 71.66 per cent. All of the goat keepers adopted natural breeding while none of the goat keepers adopted AI and cross breeding whereas 59.16 per cent adopted care after service and 71.66 per cent goat keepers was adopted drying milk at advanced stage of pregnancy. All of goat keepers was maintain shed in clean condition, 47.50 per cent goat keepers was provide adequate light and ventilation, 50.83 per cent goat keepers was separate arrangement of kids and buck while 45.00 per cent goat keepers was provide clean drinking water. With respect to health care washing of goat, control of external parasite and vaccination was 14.16 per cent, 33.33 per cent, and 25.00 per cent respectively. While none of the goat keepers adopted by deworming of goat. The major constraints perceived by goat keeper were high cost of feeding material (92.50%), non availability of breeding buck (100%), lack of scientific knowledge (97.50%), lack of grazing land (55.00%), non availability of loan facility (93.33%) and inadequate veterinary aids (76.66%).
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