Bibha Chetia Borah1*, Sonmoina Bhuyan2 and Biswajyoti Bordoloi3
1Principal Scientist and In-charge, Fisheries Research Centre, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India
2Subject Matter Specialist, KVK, Lakhimpur, AAU, Assam, India
3Junior Scientist, FRC, AAU, Jorhat, Assam, India
*Corresponding Author: Bibha Chetia Borah, Principal Scientist and In-charge, Fisheries Research Centre, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat, Assam, India.
Received: November 27, 2020; Published: January 21, 2021
As per the 20th livestock census (2019), the population of goat in India is 148.88 million, which is 10.14% higher than the same in the 19th livestock Census, 2012 and around 27.8% of the total livestock population of the country. The increase in livestock population is always associated with the problem of waste disposal and its possible impact on the environment. Integration of fish farming with livestock husbandry is a viable option, where the livestock waste is recycled for production of fish. The present study encompasses integrated farming of goat and fish by recycling goat manure, a rich source of N (2.7%), P (1.7%) and K (2.9%) and protein (17.3%), for enhancing fish production in pond. The average range of production of goat dung was 106.2 gm - 176.4gm/goat/night for animal weighing 10.5 - 17.5 kg under open grazing system. It was found that application of goat dung @ 10,000 kg/Ha/year in split doses is the most viable proposition. Calculated per Ha production of fish @ 3879.4 kg (T2), 3430.8 kg (T3), 3358.9 kg (T1) and 2061.8 kg (C) indicated the comparative efficiency of goat dung application for small scale sustainable fish farming with low external input.
Keywords: Livestock Population; Waste Disposal; Integration; Goat Manure Recycling; Sustainable; Small Scale Fish Farming
Citation: Bibha Chetia Borah., et al. “Integrated Goat Fish Farming as Source of Low Cost Nutrition Security for Small Farmers".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 5.2 (2021): 80-86.
Copyright: © 2021 : Bibha Chetia Borah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.