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Economics of Pig Production in Organized and Unorganized Sectors

Sadananda Payeng, Atul Borgohain and J.R. Bora

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Economics of production is one of the important factors for pig farmers. Keeping in this view the study was conducted in Kamrup District of Assam. Majority of the respondents belonged to middle age group ranging from 28-40 years. Most of the respondents of organized and unorganized farmers were married and belonged to Schedule tribe category. 37.50 percent of the respondents of organized farmers had education level up to higher secondary and 52.50 percent of unorganized farmers’ education was up to primary level. About 55.00 per cent and 67.50 per cent organized and unorganized respondents had medium family size (5 members). About 72.50 per cent and 67.50 per cent of the respondents of organized and unorganized farmers were socially active. Majority (60.00%) of organized and unorganized (70.00%) farmers had medium level of extension contact. Most of the respondents of organized and unorganized farmers’ primary occupation was agriculture. All the respondents of organized farmers had undergone for formal training on piggery. Majority (47.50%) of organized farmers had 10-12 numbers of pigs and in case of unorganized sector majority (40.00%) of farmers had only 3-4 numbers of pigs. Majority of the respondents of both organized and unorganized farmers managed their pig farming through family labour. The gross annual income and income from piggery of organized farmers is higher than unorganized farmers. The study also revealed that economic gain in organized farming was more as compare to unorganized pig farmers

Keyword: Organized; Unorganized; Economics; Herd;

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