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A case study: investigation of goat farming systems in Gampola area in Kandy district

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dc.contributor.author Rifky, A. L. M.
dc.contributor.author Irfeey, M.
dc.contributor.author Mohamed, M. S. I.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-20T11:58:25Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-20T11:58:25Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation 8th International Symposium 2018 on “Innovative Multidisciplinary Research for Green Development”. 17th - 18th December, 2018. South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. pp. 304-312. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-955-627-141-6
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.lib.seu.ac.lk/handle/123456789/3564
dc.description.abstract The goat farming system in Sri Lanka is a developing industry. The study was conducted as field survey at Gampola area in Kandy district to identify the goat production system and the problems faced by the farmers through random sample of 96 goat farmers were interviewed using a pre-tested structured questionnaire. Feeding practices found to be more traditional while animals were mainly fed with jack leaves (Artocarpus heterophyllus) by all the farmers while famers did not depend on one feed. The majorities of goats reared in this area were Jamnapari (24%), Saanen (19%. The average mature weights of an animal are approximately 30 Kg. The average kidding interval was 9 months it may differ with breeds. Waste management was important to maintain the hygienic condition of the farm, many farmers used waste as organic fertilizer (41%), some were giving others without money (20%) and no proper methods were followed by some famers. Paralysis (32%) was the most serious disease condition while bloating and other diseases were occurred. Kid mortality (65-75% out of total death) became a serious threat which was mainly due lack nourishment for kids during early growth (63%), susceptibility to contagious diseases. Selling of live animal in the basis of eye estimation the present market prices of weight per Kilo gram vary from 900-1100 Rupees. The major limitation of marketing was transport (permit) and religious problems. Lack of extension services for goat production and very poor regional veterinary services were discussed. Gampola area has potential to goat production. Recommendations to improve the sector government should involve solving transport problem and organizing other necessary services to goat famers. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, University Park, Oluvil, Sri Lanka. en_US
dc.subject Goat farming en_US
dc.subject Jamnapari en_US
dc.subject Saanen en_US
dc.subject Paralysis en_US
dc.subject Kid mortality en_US
dc.subject Nourishment en_US
dc.title A case study: investigation of goat farming systems in Gampola area in Kandy district en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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