R. Islam and P. Nath
A study was undertaken during January, 2013 to December, 2013 to identify the constraints perceived by the broiler farmers in Sivasagar district of Assam. For the study, altogether 135 numbers of broiler farmers were selected randomly and purposively from nine development blocks of this district, who possessed a minimum of 100 numbers of birds in their farms. The data were collected by personal interview with the help of pre-tested interview schedule containing a list of constraints and the farmers were asked to rank them. The data so collected were tabulated and analyzed statistically by using Garrettsâ€™ ranking technique. Among the constraints identified, lack of organized marketing facility was the main constraint and was ranked the first followed by higher cost of feeds and medicines, lack of availability of quality chicks, higher cost of chicks, higher mortality of broiler birds, lack of veterinary facilities, introduction of contract farming, labour problem, lack of bank loan facility and lack of knowledge on scientific broiler farming.
Keyword: Constraints; Broiler farmers; Organized marketing facilities;