21-Title: Adoption of scientific management practices among buffalo owners in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan
Authors: Narendra Singh, Neeraj Kumar Sharma, Devi Singh Rajput, Pankaj Mishra and Kamlesh Kumar Dhawal
Source: Ruminant Science (2020)-9(2):323-328.
How to cite this manuscript: Singh Narendra, Sharma NK, Rajput DS, Mishra Pankaj and Dhawal KK (2020). Adoption of scientific management practices among buffalo owners in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. Ruminant Science 9(2):323-328.
The present study was conducted in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, to assess the adoption level of buffalo owners about scientific management practices. Data were collected from 120 buffalo owners of Weir and Bayana tehsils of Bharatpur district of Rajasthan. Ex-post facto research design was used in this study. The findings reported that majority (41.66%) of respondents belonged meddle (39-52 year) age group, illiterate, medium (7-11 members) family size, having a semi-medium land-holding size, low social participation, having small (1-3.5 Tropical Livestock Unit) herd size, belonged medium (2-4 lakh) income category. Family members and television were the major source of information. Most of the respondents had a medium level of adoption about all aspect of buffalo scientific management practices i.e. feeding, breeding, milking, health care and management practices. Overall adoption elicited that 40 per cent of respondents had medium followed by low (35.83%) and high (24.16%) level of adoption. Further adoption of scientific buffalo management was positively and significantly associated with land holding, mass media exposure and knowledge level of scientific buffalo management practices (p<0.01). However, age, education, family size, social participation, herd size gross family income and extension contact were associated positively and non-significantly.
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