A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON LIVELIHOOD OF RURAL WOMEN RELATED WITH GOAT REARING IN SELECTED AREAS OF BANGLADESH. Alam MM, Rokonuzzaman M and Yeasmin F

ABSTRACT

The study was conducted in two upazila namely Shaharasti and Hazigonj under Chandpur district during the period of June to July /2009  to analyze the socio-economic status of rural women in goat rearing.  For achieving the objectives total 30 farmers were selected for the study. From the study it revealed that yearly goat rearing cost were in Shaharasti & Hajigonj Tk.2550.00 & Tk. 2180.00 whereas, yearly return from goat rearing in Shaharasti & Hajigonj were Tk.3350.00 & Tk.2840.00, respectively. On the other hand, BCR of goat farming in Shaharasti was 1.31 and in Hajigonj was 1.30 considering one lactation period. The result clearly indicated that goat farming was profitable. The result clearly indicated that the reproductive performances of Black Bengal goat were better than cross bred goat. On the other hand, productive performances like higher birth weight, maximum body weight gain, high milk yield, longer lactation period were suitable in cross bred goat.

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