16-Title: Constraints perceived by livestock owners related to organic animal husbandry practices

Authors: Bharti Gujar, Devi Singh Rajput, NK Sharma, Tikam C Goyal and NR Purohit

Source: Ruminant Science (2015)-4(2):195-198.

How to cite this manuscript: Gujar Bharti, Rajput DS, Sharma NK, Goyal TC and Purohit NR (2015). Constraints perceived by livestock owners related to organic animal husbandry practices. Ruminant Science 4(2):195-198.


Increased diversification of organic production is needed to meet the growing demand. The present paper is highlighted potential, challenges and constraints perceived by livestock owners under different organic animal husbandry (OAH) practices in arid region of Rajasthan. The study was conducted in purposively selected Barmer and Bikaner district of Rajasthan. A total of 120 livestock owners were selected from 8 selected villages of 4 tehsils namely Sheo, Chohtan, Lunkaransar and Kolayat. It was observed that socio-personal and feeding constraints were found as the most important constraints which hinder the adoption of organic animal husbandry practices. Among Socio-personal and general constraints “inadequate awareness about OAH standards” (mean score 2.45) as a major problem expressed by livestock owners in study area. The least important socio-personal and general constraints as perceived by livestock owners was “less or non-availability of bio-fertilizers” (mean score 2.45).


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