Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Volume: 55 Issue: 1

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Assessing the knowledge level on scientific managemental practices adopted by backyard poultry farmers of Nadathara panchayat, Thrissur, Kerala

K. Sai Siva Kumar1, S. Sankaralingam2*, P. Anitha1, S. Harikrishnan3 and P. Reeja George4

1. Department of Poultry Science College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy, Thrissur-680651 Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University Kerala, India

2. AICRP on Poultry Breeding, Mannuthy

3. Department of Poultry Science, CASM, Thiruvazhamkunnu, Palakkad

4. Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, CVAS, Mannuthy

*Corresponding author: [email protected]. Ph.9447688783

Year: 2024, Page: 212-216, Doi:

Received: Oct. 14, 2023 Accepted: Nov. 27, 2023 Published: March 31, 2024


A study was conducted in Nadathara grama panchayath between March 2022 to June 2023 among beneficiaries of the All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) - Scheduled Caste Sub plan (SCSP) scheme to evaluate the knowledge level of backyard poultry farmers on recommended practices in poultry production. A survey design was prepared for this purpose and collected data from 60 randomly selected beneficiaries of the scheme. An arbitrary knowledge schedule was prepared for this purpose. The schedule consisted of 15 closed ended scientific practices relating to practices on which farmers need to have correct knowledge. Each item carried a score of one for a correct response and a score of zero for an incorrect response by the respondent. The results of this study indicated that 46.67 per cent of farmers had high level of knowledge on recommended practices in backyard poultry rearing. However, the results also revealed that the knowledge of respondents on crucial areas such as chick vaccination, common diseases of backyard poultry and precautionary measures to be followed in cases of disease outbreaks was very low indicating the need for implementing effective extension programmes to overcome these knowledge gaps and ensure the viability of the backyard poultry production system among scheduled cast farmers.

Keywords: Knowledge, scientific practices, adoption and scheduled cast farmers


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Kumar, K.S.S., Sankaralingam, S., Anitha, P., Harikrishnan, S. and George, P.R. 2024. Assessing the knowledge level on scientific managemental practices adopted by backyard poultry farmers of Nadathara panchayat, Thrissur, Kerala. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 55(1):212-216