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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 10, Issue:1, January, 2021

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(1): 491-496

Impact of Backyard Rabbit Rearing among Rural Youth to Enhance the Livelihood Status in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu
K. Devaki1*, K. Senthilkumar2 and P. R. Nisha1
1Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Kattupakkam, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (Tamil Nadu), India
2Pig Breeding Unit, Post Graduate Research Institute in Animal Sciences, Tamil Nadu Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Kattupakkam- 603 203, India
*Corresponding author

Rabbit production is one of the livestock enterprises with the greatest potential and room for expansion in Tamil Nadu. This is because of their minimal investment requirements and ability to reproduce fast. Their feed requirement is low, especially with regard to demand for grain. Hence a frontline demonstration on backyard rabbit rearing was conducted at 5 farmer’s holdings of Kancheepuram district during 2018-19 to demonstrate the scientific rabbit rearing for getting higher yield and income by the farmers. The New Zealand White Rabbit management practices were demonstrated under front line demonstration and it was compared with farmers practice. The results of the demonstration indicated that demonstration of scientific rearing of rabbits recorded higher yield of 990 gms and farmers practice recorded the lower yield of 650 gms. The increase in the weight of rabbit over farmers practice was 50 per cent. The extension gap of 340 gms recorded for marketing body weight of the New Zealand White between demonstration and farmers practice indicated that dissemination of rabbit rearing practices including scientific management practices through demonstration is needed among the rabbit rearers for achieving higher yield thereby income. It was also found that the mortality rate of rabbits was reduced after advising the farmers on scientific rabbit farming practices. Besides, demonstration of scientific rabbit rearing recorded higher net income of Rs.1265 with benefit cost ratio of 2.22 as against farmers practice wherein, the net income was Rs.408 with benefit cost ratio of 1.91 for every rupee investment.

Keywords: Backyard rabbit farming, Frontline Demonstration, extension gap, technology gap

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Devaki, K., K. Senthilkumar and Nisha, P. R. 2021. Impact of Backyard Rabbit Rearing among Rural Youth to Enhance the Livelihood Status in Kancheepuram District of Tamil Nadu.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(1): 491-496. doi:
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