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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 6
First page : (745) Last page : (750)
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Factors Associated with Constraints Perceived by Duck Farmers in North Eastern Zone of Tamil Nadu

K. Vignesh*, A. Serma Saravana Pandian, M. Prabu and P. Veeramani

Department of Animal Husbandry Economics, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai 60007
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Received: 24.06.2018  |  Revised: 30.07.2018   |  Accepted: 7.08.2018  



The study was conducted to identify and rank the production and management, marketing and financial constraints of duck farming in north eastern zone of Tamil Nadu. The primary data from sample farmers were collected by personal interview method using simple probability random sampling procedure. A Likert scale was used to analyse the constraints and multiple linear regression was applied to analyse the factors associated with constraint. Disease and mortality, seasonal price fluctuation and lack of capital were the foremost constraints experienced by duck farmers. The Multiple linear regression model results showed that the coefficient of determination (adjusted R square) was 0.87 and also statistical significance (P< 0.01) was obtained in ANOVA.  Among the independent variables used in the model, occupation (P ≤ 0.01), mortality percentage (P ≤ 0.05) and type of rearing (P ≤ 0.05) were found to be positively associated with constraints score whereas the variables like experience and vaccination were negatively associated with the constraint score. We can reduce the disease mortality and morbidity by creating awareness regarding vaccination schedule. Intervention by the government is needed to set proper efficient marketing channel for the duck farmers to minimize the price spread of marketing. To avoid exploitation by middle men, organizational committees are needed as that of chicken egg price fixing Committees.

Key words: Duck farming constraints, Perception, Associated factors.

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Cite this article: Vignesh, K., Pandian, A.S.S., Prabu, M. and Veeramani, P., Factors Associated with Constraints Perceived by Duck Farmers in North Eastern Zone of Tamil Nadu, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(6): 745-750 (2018). doi: