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Impact of Personal Traits on Piggery Management

Monosri Johari, K. K. Saharia, P.Hazarika, L.Sanathoi Khuman, Leema Bora and M.N.Ray

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A study on the impact of personal traits on piggery management in Dima Hasao district was carried out by contacting fifty pig farmers each from two developmental blocks namely Diyungbra and Jatinga in Assam. It was found that majority i.e. about 80 per cent of the respondents in Block I, Block II and pooled sample occupied medium category management/health care practices. Further, they showed that 100 per cent, 86 per cent and 93 per cent of the respondents provided clean water for the purpose of drinking, 100 per cent in all categories adopted castration or spaying of piglets, 94 per cent, 100 per cent and 97 per cent practiced weaning of piglets and 0 per cent, 2 per cent and 1 per cent practiced deworming of piglets in Block I, Block II and pooled sample respectively. In relational analysis management/health care was positively and high significantly (p<0.01) related to education (0.52**), occupation (0.29**) and total time spent (0.34**). Management/health care was negatively and high significantly (p<0.01) related to credibility of information sources (-0.38**)

Keyword: Castration; Deworming; Information sources;

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