7-Title: Body condition score based pricing of Bannur breed of sheep in Southern Karnataka, India
Authors: Biradar Satish Chandra, Vidyasagar, Shrikant Dodamani and Krishnamoorthy U
Source: Ruminant Science (2021)-10(1):33-35.
How to cite this manuscript: Biradar Satish Chandra, Vidyasagar, Dodamani Shrikant and Krishnamoorthy U (2021). Body condition score based pricing of Bannur breed of sheep in Southern Karnataka, India. Ruminant Science 10(1):33-35.
Present study was conducted in the Chintamani district market of Karnataka state, where Forty-eight Bannur breed of sheep were studied for the price fixation mechanism based on its Body Condition Score (BCS). Animals were priced based on visual appearance and palpation method and price was fixed based on market forces of demand and supply. A price of Rs 200 per kg live weight was decided for sheep traded. Male lambs fetched the premium price followed by parent stock especially pregnant females of young age and breeding ram. The spent animals received the least price.
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