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Sheep Farming Management Practices in Raichur District of Karnataka, India

Channappa, Shashidhar, K.K., Goudappa, S.B., Basavaraj Hulagur and Sreedhara, J.N

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The study highlights the socio-economic profile of sheep rearing farmers in Raichur district of Karnataka, it is evident that, 38.33 per cent of the sheep farmers belonged to young age group, followed by primary school education (39.17%), large family size (54.16 %), sheep farming experience (50.83%), small land holding(2.51-5.00,acres), (46.67%), medium annual income (43.33 %), medium fl ock size (45.83%,), 56.67 per cent of the sheep farmers belonged to medium exposure to mass media, among the different mass media exposure, majority of the sheep farmers possessed mobiles phones (79.16 %), sheep farmers had medium level of extension participation (56.66%), The data furnished that, more than half (50.83 %) of the sheep farmers belongs to medium level of scientific orientation, sheep farmers were belonged to high and medium risk orientation56.67 and 33.33 per cent respectively, medium level of economic orientation (41.67%), medium level of market orientation (46.67%), and 46.66 per cent of the sheep farmers were had medium level of Cosmopoliteness.

Keyword: Livestock; Profi le; Sheep farming management.

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