A STUDY ON DAIRY FARMERS AWARENESS ON PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION OF FODDER CATTLE FEED IN OMALUR TALUK

Author Name : Dr.R.Subramaniya Bharathy & S.Vijaya kumar
Volume : II, Issue :XI,July - 2017
Published on : 2017-07-17 , By : IRJI Publication

Abstract :

The aim of the study was to evaluate dairy farmers knowledge on forage production. A semi structured questionnaire was administered to a total of 60 small dairy farmers in omalur taluk. Data was analyzed using statistical package for social science while the main source of forage is on farm. Forage growing is not taken as a tradition among small dairy farmers. Milk production increases during months of forage abundance Forage production among dairy farmers is significantly influenced by location, household size, land ownership, forage source and livestock feeding system. Apart from chopping before feeding the animals, minimal processing is done to forage .The study provides a basis for designing interventions for improving fodder production and utilization among omalur taluk small dairy farmers. The feasibility of livestock industry is dependent on the genetic potential for production, good health care, and balanced feeding method of animals and efficient marketing of the produce.