International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 12, Part L (2016)
Feeding practices of goat rearers across flock size in North West Semi-Arid region of Rajasthan
V Kumar, RK Berwal and ML Choudhary
The present investigation revealed that Semi stall feeding was adopted by maximum respondents in 80.00 percent households and goats were usually grazed on community pasture land for more than 5 hours daily. Most of the goat rearers have neither protected pasture land nor preserved the tree leaves. The green fodder was offered by 88.34 percent goat rearers. Lopping of trees was a routine practice for grazing. Majority of goat keepers provided 100-200 gm. concentrate prior to milking to their goats and 84.16 percent respondents used cereals like wheat or bajra as concentrate. Maximum goat rearers were not aware to provide mineral mixture and common salt feeding. Significant effect of goat flock size was observed on mode of feeding, grazing site, grazing hours and green fodder provided to different category of animals while other practices like protection of pasture land, preservation of tree leaves, type of green fodder used for feeding, looping of the trees, feeding of dry fodder, concentrate feeding, type of concentrate feeding fattening ration feeding of mineral mixture and feeding of common salt were not significantly affected by flock size.
How to cite this article:
V Kumar, RK Berwal and ML Choudhary. Feeding practices of goat rearers across flock size in North West Semi-Arid region of Rajasthan. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(12): 807-810.