Praveena Kulkarni, Kandenahalli C. Veeranna, Ramachandra B. Rao, Harisha Mageppa


A participatory action research was designed among goat rearers of Basavakalyantaluk of Bidar district for promotion of supplementary feeding. Ninety recently parturated does were selected from six villages and are distributed into three treatment groups based on the type of supplementation. The results of the on-farm trial revealed that, there was a significant difference (P≤0.05) between the mean body weight of does in the C group and the F+P group. The supplemented does in F+P group weighed heavier than the other two treatment groups. The average body condition score was highest in does supplemented both during breeding period and during last two months of gestation (F+P group). There was 100 per cent kidding in F+P group and there was no change in the twinning percentage between the F group and F+P group. However, there were comparatively lesser twin births from the does in C group. The birth weight of kids of F+P group does was higher compared to the kids of C group and F group. Thus, the adoption of improved feeding practices by the goat rearers may be improved by creating awareness among goat rearers through on-farm trials and participatory approaches.


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