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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (628) Last page : (632)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5993

Study of Socio-Economic Profile of Contract and Non-Contract Broiler Farmers in Maharashtra

Abhale​ ​Manoj​ ​Bhimraj1, Dukare Sagar Popat2, A.​ ​Serma​ ​Saravana​ ​Pandian1 and O. P. Dinani2*
1Madras Veterinary college, TANUVAS, Chennai-​ ​600​ ​007,
2Division of AN & FT, ICAR-Central Avian Research Institute. Izatnagar, Bareilly – 243 122
*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr_dinani@rediffmail.com
Received: 14.11.2017  |  Revised: 19.12.2017   |  Accepted: 22.12.2017  


The study was carried out in Western districts of Maharashtra viz; Pune, Satara and Ahmed Nagar, where the integrated system of broiler farming is gaining popularity. A total of 15 contract and 15 non-contract broiler farmers were selected from the sample block of the three districts and surveyed through a well structured pre-tested interview schedule. The data collected from the sample respondents were tabulated and analyzed with a view to achieve the objectives of the study. A combination of analytical tools ​ viz; conventional analysis, tabular analysis, multiple linear regression analysis and Garret’s ranking technique were used to​ ​analyze​ ​the​ ​data. The results of the study revealed that as per the size of the broiler unit, majority of the contract farmers were small farmers and majority of non-contract broiler farmers were large farmers. Farmers involved in contract and non-contract broiler farming were mostly educated up​ ​to​ ​middle​ ​and​ ​secondary​ ​level​ ​of​ ​school​ ​education​ ​and​ ​all​ ​of​ ​them​ ​were​ ​males. The average land holding, family size and experience of contract broiler farmers were lower than of non-contract broiler farmers.
Key words: Socio-economic, Contract farming, Poultry Broiler.

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Cite this article: Bhimraj, A.​M.​, Popat, D.S., ​Serma​ ​Saravana​ ​Pandian, S.S.A. and Dinani, O.P., Study Of Socio-Economic​ ​Profile​ ​of​ ​Contract​ ​and​ ​Non-Contract​ ​Broiler​ ​Farmers in Maharashtra, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 628-632 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5993