RESEARCH ARTICLES

LABOUR UTILIZATION PATTERN IN AN ORGANISED GOAT FARM
P. Thirumurugan, P.C. Saseendran, C.K. Thomas, Namsui Thou, George Mathen

Labour is one of the major inputs on modern goat-farms. The efficient management and use of labour is important to the successful management of such farms. Labour management are closely related to management of entire farm. The proper labour management policy depends on the particular farming situation. A major problem of many livestock farms is recruitment and keeping of an adequate supply of qualified farm labour (Castle, Becker and Smith, 1972). The labour potential of livestock farming is generally not defined with authentic data though its high potential is highly acknowledged (Sastry and Thammi Raju, 1992). The present study was conducted to determine the time spent and distance travelled for carrying out various goat farm operations and to evaluate the labour utilization pattern in an organised goat farm.



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