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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:6, June, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(6): 1416-1421

Rearing Pattern of Bannur Sheep in its Home Tract
H.P. Dinakar, K. Satynarayan, V. Jagadeeswary, M. Harisha* and Anant Rao Desai
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Veterinary College, Shivamogga-577204, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Bannur or Mandya sheep breed has been one of the most important and dominant indigenous breed of Karnataka. Bannur breed has been in limelight ever since its development and continues to be the only outstanding and the best Mutton breed of the State and Country. An exploratory research design was adopted to study the rearing pattern of Bannur sheep in its native tract and thus 200 respondents from Malavalli and Bannur villages were selected purposively for the study. The study revealed that all the farmers clean their sheep sheds regularly but do not apply any ecto-parasite solution while cleaning sheep sheds. Related to identification of animals, all the farmers identify their flock by marking with colors. Majority of the farmers posses closed type of housing usually house with mud walls and roof made up of cheaply available materials. Majority of the farmers prefer early and late hours of the day for grazing their flock during summer and depend on rivers as a source of drinking water for their flocks. Majority of the farmers graze their flocks for 6 to 7 hours a day. Majority of the farmers allowed the rams for first service at the age of 12-14 months and change their breeding rams regularly.

Keywords: Rearing pattern, Bannur sheep, Constraints, Sheep rearing

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Dinakar, H.P., K. Satynarayan, V. Jagadeeswary, M. Harisha and Anant Rao Desai. 2019. Rearing Pattern of Bannur Sheep in its Home Tract.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(6): 1416-1421. doi:
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