Research Article | Livestock Production Management

Socio-economic Profile of Buffalo Farmers in Yanam Region of Puducherry

K. Prasanthi, D. Sreekumar, V. Rajaganapathy, R. Ganesan and K. Natchimuthu

Department of Livestock Production and Management, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Puducherry-605009

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2022 : 99 (3) - pages 9 to 13
(Received: , Accepted: )


A study was conducted to know the socio-economic profile of buffalo farmers in Yanam region of Puducherry Union Territory. The study revealed that majority of the buffalo farmers in study region (Yanam) were men (95.3%) while just above one-fifth (44%), were more than 55 years old and owned an average herd size of 4.4 buffaloes with marginal land holding of less than 2.5 acres of land (44%). Majority of the buffalo farmers were having buffalo farming either as primary or secondary occupation with more than 11 years of experience in buffalo farming

Key Words: buffalo farmers, gender, herd size, experience

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