13-Title: Existing feeding management practices being followed by goat farmers in the semi-arid eastern plain of Rajasthan
Authors: Nirmal Singh Rajawat, Ashok Baindha, Vikram Godara and Abhinav Meena
Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(2):317-320.
How to cite this manuscript: Rajawat Nirmal Singh, Baindha Ashok, Godara Vikram and Meena Abhinav (2022). Existing feeding management practices being followed by goat farmers in the semi-arid eastern plain of Rajasthan. Ruminant Science 11(2):317-320.
A study was conducted to document existing feeding management practices (n=120) followed by goat farmers in the Semi-Arid Eastern Plain of Rajasthan. The present study was conducted in the Semi-Arid Eastern Plain of Rajasthan selected purposely keeping in view the fact that the State has the highest goat population in India. Direct interviews with goat farmers were conducted using a well-structured interview schedule to collect data. The majority of goat farmers (61.66%) were offered semi-stall-feeding, more than 6 hours of grazing (70.83%), and grazing on community-type pasture land (78.33%). All the goat farmers protected the pasture land and among them (67.50%) protected it with dry bushes. The majority of goat farmers (71.66%) did not preserve tree leaves. Out of the total respondents result showed that only (17.50%) of respondents were fed a balanced ration while (52.50%) did not know the importance of balance feeding. The majority of respondents (76.66%) were offered green fodder, (84.16%) feeding looping of trees, (70.83%) feeding dry fodder, and (67.50%) feeding concentrate. The majority of goat farmers (59.16%) gave extra rations to kids for meat purposes. The majority of goat farmers (65.83%) did not provide a pregnancy ration to pregnant doe. Among the feed supplements, (19.16%) were feeding mineral mixture only, and (47.50%) were feeding common salt. Goat farmers were found to be following conventional goat-rearing procedures, according to the survey.
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