Status of housing and feeding management practices of dairy animals in the coastal area of south Gujarat
Title: Status of housing and feeding management practices of dairy animals in the coastal area of south Gujarat
Authors: RR Singh, SS Chaudhary, NB Patel, Amit Kumar and VK Singh
Source: Ruminant Science (2017)-6(2):365-369.
Cite this reference as: Singh RR, Chaudhary SS, Patel NB, Kumar Amit and Singh VK (2017). Status of housing and feeding management practices of dairy animals in the coastal area of south Gujarat. Ruminant Science 6(2):365-369.
A field survey was undertaken in west coastal farming area, Navsari taluka of Navsari district of south Gujarat to collect information on housing and feeding management practices of dairy animals followed by dairy animal owners. The housing and feeding practices were studied using pre tested questionnaire from 150 dairy owners. Fifteen village were selected from the said taluka through two stage random sampling. Findings revealed that majority of respondents had close (70%), pucca type (79.3%) animal houses and kept them inside the house during day and night (91.3%). Paddy straw was common dry fodder. Majority of them (58%) provided concentrate mixture to the advance pregnant animals during the last two months of the pregnancy. Provision of giving mineral mixture (59.3%) and salt (82.7%) was not practiced by the majority of the respondents.
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