International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2017)
Housing practices for small scale pig production in rural communities of Assam
Author(s): K Ahmed, N Ahmed, D Kalita and D Barman
Abstract: The objective of the study to assess different housing practices for small scale pig production in rural areas of Kamrup and Darrang districts of Assam. A total of 300 households rearing pigs were visited and interviewed during the study. Free range system of pig rearing was almost absent. In these areas, the floors of pig sties/houses were normally made of either concrete (36.5%) or katcha (63.5%). The walls of pig sties/ houses were made of bamboo (42.2%), wood (29.5%) or concrete (28.3%). During the study, it was revealed that the roof of pig sties was made up of thatch (49.3%), plastic cover (28.6%) or CGI sheet (22.1%). Most of the people who rear pigs were not aware about scientific methods of pig rearing. But in survey it was focused that they were interested to get training about pig rearing and management. Considering high demand of pork in the region, immense opportunities prevail in improvement of pig husbandry through adopting scientific interventions in routine management and health care services.
Pages: 519-521 | 651 Views 15 Downloads
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K Ahmed, N Ahmed, D Kalita, D Barman. Housing practices for small scale pig production in rural communities of Assam. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(3):519-521.