UTILIZATION OF LIVESTOCK FARM SERVICES PROVIDED BY AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTRE (ATIC) OF TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY


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  • M. Arul Prakash Assistant Professor, Agricultural Technology Information Centre, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Kattupakkam - 603 203
  • R. Divisha Assistant Professor, Farmers Training Center, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Theni - 625 531

Keywords:

ATIC, utilization, livestock, farm services, farm advisory

Abstract

The objective of the present study is to find out the scope and extent of utilization livestock farm service provided by the Agricultural Technology Information Center (ATIC), TANUVAS, Kattuppakam, Chengalpattu district of Tamil Nadu. The available records for a period of two years from January 2021 to December 2022 were analysed to study the number of farmers visited, and their purpose of visits at ATIC, Kattupakkam. The findings of the study revealed that a total of 1727 farmers visited ATIC, Kattupakkam in which majority (86.21%) respondents were males. Among the specific purpose of visits, purchase of fodder seeds (35.95%) was their high priority followed by purchase of publications (32.42%), farm advisory (13.60%), livestock feed (11.92%) and others (6.07%). On farm advisory, majority were benefited on goat farming (31.66%) than other livestock farming practices. It was concluded that during the study period more than 65% of farmers benefited through the purchase for fodder seeds and publication and around 68% of the livestock farmers were likely to be more specific in their purpose of visits at ATIC, Kattupakkam. 

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05-09-2023

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UTILIZATION OF LIVESTOCK FARM SERVICES PROVIDED BY AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTRE (ATIC) OF TAMIL NADU VETERINARY AND ANIMAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY . (2023). Indian Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Research, 52(3), 43-49. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJVASR/article/view/141992