24-Title: Attitude of dairy farmers towards feeding of green fodder crops and awareness level about fodder production practices in north eastern transition zone of Karnataka, India
Authors: Md Arif Javeed, KC Veeranna, T Thirumalesh, Prakashkumar Rathod and GT Gopala
Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(1):113-118.
How to cite this manuscript: Javeed Md Arif, Veeranna KC, Thirumalesh T, Rathod Prakashkumar and Gopala GT (2020). Attitude of dairy farmers towards feeding of green fodder crops and awareness level about fodder production practices in north eastern transition zone of Karnataka, India. Ruminant Science 9(1):113-118.
An Ex-post-facto study was conducted to know the awareness level and attitude of dairy farmers towards fodder production and feeding of green fodder crops to dairy animals in North Eastern Transition zone of Karnataka, India using a pretested interview schedule and attitude scale through personal interview method. The study involved 120 respondents of Bidar District of Karnataka which reported that majority of the respondents were aware of fodder production practices but possessed low favorability towards fodder production practices due to several reasons. Further, the variables viz. herd size, land holding, annual income, distance from veterinary institution, extension participation, decision making ability, scientific orientation, economic orientation and risk orientation of the farmers were found to be significantly correlated with an attitude towards the feeding of green fodder crops. The study concluded that there is a need to improve the knowledge level of farmers about fodder production and feeding of green fodder crops to dairy animals through various extension approaches for improved dairy production in the study area.
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