Knowledge level of dairy farmers about improved breeding and health care practices in Punjab
This study was conducted to assess the knowledge level of dairy farmers in Punjab. A total of 250 dairy farmers were randomly selected from the farmers visiting Veterinary clinics of GADVASU, and participating in various extension programmes, various training programmes, animal welfare camps and pashu palan mela. The relevant information was collected through a structured interview schedule. It was observed that 64.8 per cent of the farmers have medium level of knowledge regarding breeding practices whereas 15.2 per cent farmers have high level of knowledge. It was observed that majority of the large farmers, 100 per cent have knowledge regarding heat detection and 86.11 per cent have knowledge regarding time of heat detection. The medium farmers and large farmers also possessed higher knowledge regarding vaccination of animals. It was observed that control of ectoparasite was known by 89.2 per cent of the respondents.
Knowledge level, Dairy farmers, Breeding, Health care
N Laldinpuii | S K Kansal | H K Verma | J S Bhatti