International Journal of Animal Science, Husbandry and Livestock Production (IJASHLP) (2141-5191), Vol. 7(1), pp. 366-376, February,2021.  © Advanced Scholars Journals

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Appraisal of opportunities and constraints of skin and hides marketing at Shaheed Benazirabad Division in Pakistan

Mansoor AG1, Huma R1, Azizullah M2, Asad AK3*, Atique AB1, Housh MS4, Khair ML1 and Naveed AK1

1. Department of Livestock Management, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando jam, Pakistan

2. Department of Animal Products Technology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando jam, Pakistan

*3. Department of Animal Nutrition, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando jam, Pakistan

4. Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Sindh Agriculture University, Tando jam, Pakistan

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Accepted 22 October, 2020.


Study was conducted in 2017. A total of 150 respondents were interviewed including 50 farmers from every districts namely Naushahro Feroze, Sanghar and Shaheed Benazirabad. The results showed fly cut followed by disease and parasites (26%, 26% and 24%) as the main production problems. 39%, 40% and 41% respondents said that government did not provide credit / loan, while, 45%, 47% and 44% of respondents stated that government did not provide transport facilities. 43%, 42% and 41% of respondents reported that government did not provide technical training regarding proper handling and marketing of skin and hides. 80%, 84% and 88% of respondents transported hides and skins by means of track. 75%, 80%, 75% of respondents sell hides and skin at lower price when not sold in the market. 90%, 85% and 95% of the respondents used salting method for preservation of hides and skin. 60%, 40% and 60% of the respondents determined absence of flay defects criteria when they purchased hides and skin from middlemen / retailer. 60%, 40% and 60% respondents believed that variation in market prices from season to season might be due to export price variation. Study concludes that the most prominent constraints faced by respondents are diseases, parasites and fly cuts. The major constrains faced by butchers are administrative problems, poor quality of skin and hides, storage, transportation facility.

Keywords: Constraint, Handling, Marketing, Ruminant, Skin