03/22 | Research Article | Livestock Production Management

Constraints in Goat Rearing Under Field Conditions in Tamilnadu

P. Suresh Kumar

Veterinary University Training and Research Centre (TANUVAS), Perambalur - 621220 Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal February 2021: 98 (2) - pages 18 to 19
(Received: January, 2022, Accepted: February, 2022)


In a field study covering 240 goat farmers spread over 40 villages, data were collected on the constraints faced by goat farmers in two districts (Perambalur and Ariyalur) of Tamilnadu, India. Majority of respondents (45.77%) had medium size goat flock of 15 - 25 animals. The overall mean flock size was 20.70 per farmer. Lack of supply of superior quality goats on subsidized basis, organized market, feed and fodder shortage and disease incidence were observed to be some of the major constraints perceived by goat farmers. Farmers own treatment or approaching quack for treatment of sick goats, and lack of scientific knowledge about feeding management of goats were the major constraints perceived by the field veterinarians in the two districts surveyed.

Key Words: Goat Rearing, Constraints, TamilNadu, Field conditions

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