Pankaj Mishra, Devi Singh Rajput, N.K. Sharma and A.K. Jain
The present study was carried out to assess the knowledge level of tribal livestock owners about different livestock management practice in Banswara district of Rajasthan. The study was conducted in 8 selected villages of two tehsils of Banswara district by personally interviewing120 tribal livestock owners. The study reveals that majority (69.17%) of the respondents had moderate level of overall knowledge followed by low (15.83%) and high knowledge (l5%). It was also found that tribal livestock owners had moderate level of knowledge regarding breeding (62.5%), feeding (84.17%), management (90%) and health care practices (80.83%). The relationship analysis reveals that age of the tribal livestock owners had negative and significant correlation (r= -0.300) with knowledge level of tribal livestock owners at 5 per cent level of significance while education (r=0.445), land holding(r=0.343), membership of milk co-operative society(r=0.234), livestock holding(r=0.851), socio- economic status(r=0.517), mass media exposure(r=0.564), total income(r=0.302) had positive and significant correlation with knowledge level of tribal livestock owners at 5 per cent level of significance and income from animal husbandry (r=0.226) had positive and significant correlation with knowledge level of tribal livestock owners at 1 per cent level of significance.
Keyword: Knowledge; Breeding; Feeding; Management; Health care; Tribal;