33-Title: Feedback and satisfaction of mobile applications developed for dairy farmers of Punjab, India
Authors: Ravdeep Singh, Khushpreet Singh, RK Sharma and Bilawal Singh
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(2):415-422.
How to cite this manuscript: Singh Ravdeep, Singh Khushpreet, Sharma RK and Singh Bilawal (2021). Feedback and satisfaction of mobile applications developed for dairy farmers of Punjab, India. Ruminant Science 10(2):415-422.
Present study was conducted on 200 respondents who were using “Precision dairy farming” and “Dairy Prajnan” mobile applications that were developed by Guru AngadDev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana for the use and information of dairy farmers of Punjab. These applications are based on various aspects of dairy farming (Precision Dairy Farming App.) and dairy reproduction (Dairy Prajnan App., Prajnan is a local terminology used for reproduction). The study revealed that the majority of the respondents were from the middle age group (50.5%) followed by the young age group (30.5%) and old age group (19%) who used these applications for knowledge up-gradation in learning dairy and reproductive management. It was observed that the middle age group was more intended towards the mobile learning of dairy farming and management. It was also observed from the data that the young age group of respondents (95.0%) had shown their keen interest towards grasping knowledge from mobile applications followed by the middle and old age groups (93.1% and 63.1%, respectively). The majority of the respondents were marginal land holders (44.5%) followed by small (40.5%) medium (12.5%) and large (2.5%) who were using these mobile applications for their interest and knowledge. Interpretation of data revealed that the majority of the respondents had studied up to high school (62.5%) followed by above high school and up to the middle level of schooling, 21.5% and 16%, respectively. Most of the respondents searched feeding management (40.5%) for their knowledge up-gradation as they were having less knowledge on feeding management. Further, it was revealed from the data that conservation of green fodder (30.8%), Concentrate ration for high yielders (27.2%), seasonal fodder management (22.2%) and dry matter calculation (19.7%) were the top most searched sub-categories in feeding management. Calf care after parturition (25.5%), vaccination of calf and calf starter (20.9%), colostrum feeding (18.6%) and deworming of the calf (13.9%) were the top most searched sub-categories in calf management. Observations regarding most searched categories were recorded and data revealed that the majority of the respondents searched, reproductive management of cattle and buffalo (79.5%) followed by reproductive management of bull (20.5%) for their knowledge up-gradation on reproductive management.
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