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Attitude of Dairy Farmers towards Cultivation of Green Fodder Crops in North Eastern Transition Zone of Karnataka, India

Md. Arif Javeed, K. C. Veeranna,T. Thirumalesh, Prakashkumar Rathod, G. T. Gopala, Channappagouda Biradar.


An ex-post-facto study was conducted to know the attitude of Dairy farmers towards cultivation of green fodder crops in North Eastern Transition zone of Karnataka, India using an attitude scale through personal interview method. The study conducted in Bidar District of Karnataka reported that majority of the respondents had low level of favorable attitude towards green fodder crops cultivation. Further the variables herd size, land holding, annual income, distance from veterinary institution, extension participation, decision making ability, scientific orientation, economic orientation and risk orientation of the farmers was found to be significantly correlated with attitude towards cultivation of green fodder crops. The study concluded that, there is a need to educate the farmers about green fodder cultivation and feeding through various extension approaches for improved dairy production in the study area.

Key words: Attitude, livestock owners, Green fodder, Karnataka, Sujala-III Project

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