C.M. Yadav and O.P. Pareek
A study was conducted in four districts i.e. Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand and Bhilwara from breeding tract of<br />Sonadi sheep. The data on flock statistics of 6979 registered Sonadi sheep maintained by 147 shepherds of eight<br />tehsils from four districts of Sonadi breeding tract were recorded. The buffalo, cattle, Sonadi sheep, total sheep and<br />large ruminant holding was significantly higher for shepherds of OBC castes as compared to other castes. The<br />overall literacy rate had significant effect on all the parameters of land holding as well as total livestock holding.<br />Total livestock holding increases as literacy rate increases from 0 to 30 per cent, the above parameters of livestock<br />holding reduced as compared to literacy rate group of 21-30 per cent. The positive and significant association was<br />observed between age of family head and total cattle, total other than Sonadi sheep and large ruminant population.<br />The positive and significant association was observed between goat holding with total and cultivated land holding.<br />The population of other than Sonadi sheep breeds had also positive and significant association with total and<br />uncultivated land holding.
Keyword: Livestock holding; Literacy; Age; Sheep; Native tract;