Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 1

Backyard Poultry Production and its Importance

Shardul Vikram Lal1, Pooja Kapoor2, N Anand Laxmi3* and Augustine Jerard4

1Animal Science, KVK, Nimbudera, ICAR-CIARI, North and Middle Andaman, India
2Home Science, Incharge Head KVK, Nimbudera, ICAR-CIARI, North and Middle Andaman, India
3Principal Scientist, ICAR-DPR, Hyderabad, India
4Director (Acting), ICAR-CIARI, Port Blair, India

*Corresponding Author: N Anand Laxmi, Principal Scientist, Directorate of Poultry Research, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, India.

Received: November 21, 2020; Published: December 14, 2020


Backyard poultry production and its importance

  In the last 2-3 decades, the poultry industry in India has seen quantum jump with respect to poultry production. During this period, egg production has increased up to 70 billion from few millions and the broiler production has increased to 3.8 million tonne from nowhere [1]. Growth in India’s poultry sector stems mainly from growth of a limited number of large commercial producers, which have been expanding rapidly in Southern India, where climatic conditions are mild, and at a slower pace in the Western and Eastern States [2]. However, the recent trend in poultry population indicates that the number of backyard poultry birds in India has increased by a staggering 46 per cent between 2012 - 2019 [3]. Though, the contribution of backyard poultry in India’s total poultry population is still less than 40 per cent of the total population and majority of the birds still come from commercial farms, the sharp growth in its population reflects an interesting development.



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Citation: N Anand Laxmi., et al. “Backyard Poultry Production and its Importance". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.1 (2021): 23-28.


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