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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:2, February, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(2): 1738-1746

The Impacts of Feed and Fodder Development Programmes on Livestock Rearing by Farmers in North Karnataka
B. Veena* and B. Nagratna
Department of Agricultural Extension Education, College of Agriculture, Dharwad-580 005, India
*Corresponding author

The prime objective of this research is Assess the impacts of feed and fodder development programmes on livestock farmers of North Karnataka of Belagavi, Baglkote and Gadag district. All the feed and fodder development programmes implemented in study districts for the period 2007-2016 were taken for the study. The programmes are; Fodder minikits distribution, Trainings and demonstrations on feed and fodder, azolla and silage making, Chaff cutter distribution and Fodder banks and Goshalas (Cow shelters). Benefits realized by respondents from each programme were listed and presented by calculating frequencies and percentages. This study conducted following ex-post facto research design during 2016-17. For this purpose 120 livestock farmers consisted 60 farmers benefited from different feed and fodder development programmes and 60 non-beneficiary livestock farmers were selected. Training programmes were attended by 26 sampled respondents out of 60. All of them expressed that these programmes helped them to increase their knowledge level on azolla production and silage making. Twenty five sampled respondents were benefitted from fodder minikits distribution program. Twenty one sampled respondents were benefitted by chaff cutter distribution program. Almost all of them (95.23 %) expressed that getting chaff cutter helped them to reduce labour involved and ten respondents were benefitted by program on fodder banks and Goshala. Eight of them expressed that it helped them to obtain fodder in drought year.

Keywords: Azolla production, Goshala, fodder banks and training program

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Veena, B. and Nagratna, B. 2019. The Impacts of Feed and Fodder Development Programmes on Livestock Rearing by Farmers in North Karnataka.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(2): 1738-1746. doi:
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