Title: An analysis of goat production system in tribal areas of Mandla district
Authors: Harikant Bilwar, MK Mandal, Ruchi Singh and Jitendra Singh Yadav
Source: Ruminant Science (2016)-5(1):55-58.
Cite this reference as: Bilwar Harikant, Mandal MK, Singh Ruchi and Yadav Jitendra Singh (2016). An analysis of goat production system in tribal areas of Mandla district. Ruminant Science 5(1):55-58.
Goat farming plays an important role in the livelihood security of tribal people of Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh (M.P.), who do not have other means of survivals. Despite of the large size of goat population, the productivity per unit of goat and their contribution to the State’s economy is relatively very low. This may be due to several reasons which hindrance the goat farming system as a whole. The present study was conducted in Narayanganj block of Mandla district to analyze the goat production system among tribal people. The study reveals that the flock size of majority of the respondents were medium (4-7 goats) and reared the goats in free-range system and provided shelter only during night time. They released the goats early in the morning for grazing in the surroundings of the village. The uncontrolled mating within the household flock was predominant in the study areas. No systematic care was taken with regard to health care of goats. Vaccination and deworming of the goats was also not carried out in any of the villages surveyed. Direct marketing was prevalent in the study area although middlemen also existed.
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