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Title:
A STUDY ON LIVELIHOOD STATUS OF SHEEP REARING IN MECHERI BLOCK OF SALEM DISTRICT

Authors:
Dr. A. Saravanadurai , P. Prakasam

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Dr. A. Saravanadurai* & P. Prakasam**
*. Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem-11
** . Research Scholar, Department of Economics, Periyar University, Salem-11

MLA 8
Saravanadurai, Dr. A., and P. Prakasam. "A STUDY ON LIVELIHOOD STATUS OF SHEEP REARING IN MECHERI BLOCK OF SALEM DISTRICT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 4, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 4448-4460, ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=341. Accessed June 2019.
APA
Saravanadurai, D., & Prakasam, P. (2019, June). A STUDY ON LIVELIHOOD STATUS OF SHEEP REARING IN MECHERI BLOCK OF SALEM DISTRICT. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 4(6), 4448-4460. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=341
Chicago
Saravanadurai, Dr. A., and P. Prakasam. "A STUDY ON LIVELIHOOD STATUS OF SHEEP REARING IN MECHERI BLOCK OF SALEM DISTRICT." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 4, no. 6 (June 2019), 4448-4460. Accessed June, 2019. ijsser.org/more2019.php?id=341.

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Abstract:
Animal husbandry is an integral component of agriculture, supporting livelihoods of more than two-thirds of the rural population. It plays a significant role in the rural economy by providing gainful employment to a large number of small, marginal farmers and landless agricultural labourers and raising their economic status. Livestock form an important resource for the landless agricultural labourers as it is the only major asset for them. The present study focused on the socio economic condition of the mecheri sheep farmers which is an exclusive variety of mecheri block. The general characteristic of farmers, earning pattern, livestock rearing, land holding, assets, age cum weight wise market, feed supplement, labour and shearing, marketing expenditure, hospital, programmers and currently methods are discussed. This study clearly shows that rearing mecheri sheep is profitable venture to other local breed of mecheri block and farmers economics condition improving gradually for sheep rearing.