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Perceived Constraints of Farmers in Dairy Farming in Kottayam District of Kerala

Elsa Elizabeth Jacob and A.S Ambily

Department Of Commerce and Management, Amrita School of Arts and Sciences, Kochi- 682024, Kerala

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal July, 2019 : 96 (7) - pages 16 to 18
(Received: January, 2019, Accepted: March, 2019)


Dairy farming witnessed a paradigm shift from being a major occupation to subsidiary occupation of farmers in Kerala mainly due to consideration it as a non-economic activity. Farmers were interviewed during the month of November to December 2018 from Kottayam district, as part of the main research. Results showed high price for veterinary medicines (72 %) and cattle feed (94 %), inadequate price offered by the dairy co-operative society (69%) and poor quality of animals (68%) were the major constraints reported by the respondents. Each society should have their own cattle feed manufacturing units, implementation of minimum support price for milk etc are suggested.

Key Words: Constraints, co-operatives, farmers

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