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Study on Cattle Feeding Practices in Relationship to Herd Size in Non Tribal Area of Udaipur District of Rajasthan

Shweta Choudhary; M. L. Gurjar; Vikas Choudhary; Padma Meel; Subha Ganguly.

Abstract
The present investigation was conducted in Mavli and Vallabhnagar tehsils of Udaipur district of Rajasthan. The study group included 160 cattle rearers from which were selected randomly from four villages of above two tehsils. Regarding feeding practices, combined grazing and stall feeding was followed by 58.13 per cent of the respondents and 45.63 per cent cattle keepers used harvested/fallow field as grazing site. Only 45.00 per cent of the respondents use to chaff the dry fodder before feeding. Home prepared concentrate mixture was given by 61.25 per cent of the respondents in the study area. Practice of soaking and boiling concentrate mixture was followed by 88.13 per cent of cattle keepers before feeding. Only 50 and 44.38 per cent of the respondents fed common salt and mineral mixture, respectively.

Key words: Cattle Feeding;Herd Size;Non-Tribal Area;Udaipur;Village



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