DAIRY FARMERS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS USE OF CATTLE HEALTH CARD OF CARE-SDVC PROJECT

ASM Shahin, Md. Sadekur Rahman, Mohammad F. Hasan, Rubayet F. Noman, Md. Rezaul Karim

Abstract


This study was carried out to determine dairy farmers’ attitude towards use of Cattle Health Card (CHC) and to identify the relationships between the selected characteristics of the farmers with their attitude towards use of CHC under SDVC project of CARE. The problems faced by the dairy farmers’ in using CHC and their probable solutions are also identified. This study was carried out in two unions of Parbatipur upazila under Dinajpur district. Thirty two percent of the farmers were randomly selected as a sample of the study from a population of 300 to make a sample size of 96 dairy farmers. Data were collected using an interview schedule during 1st August to 20th September 2012. The findings revealed that the highest proportion (37.5 percent) of the dairy farmers had ‘moderately favorable’ while 32.3 percent and 30.2 percent had ‘highly favorable’ and ‘slightly favorable’ attitude towards the use of CHC, respectively. The educational qualification, annual family income and knowledge on dairy farming had significant relationships with their attitude towards use of CHC. ‘Lack of knowledge about CHC’ and ‘lack of consciousness’ were the top two problems and ‘increasing communication between CHC users and service providers’ was the most important solution as suggested by the dairy farmers.


Keywords


Dairy, Attitude, Cattle, Extension.

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