Dairy Production And Business Management

Dairy Production And Business Management

by R. M. Acharya, Puneet Kumar
  • ISBN: 9789381226544
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2013
  • Language: ENGLISH
PRICE:  US $ 60.00
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India’s milk production is estimated to rise to 129 million tonnes (MT) by the end of year 2012 on account of strong prices and growing demands, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) said. More recently extensive introduction of exotic dairy inheritance has been attempted and has led to a substantial increase in the population of crossbred cattle and milk production in the country. However buffalo contains to be the key milk producer with almost 53% of the total milk produced contributed by it. There is a large scope for further enhancement in the areas where White revolution had already made an impact. Two major initiatives viz. National Program for Cattle and Buffalo Development and Establishment of Producer Companies in place of Dairy Co-operatives under National Dairy Plan initiated from April 2012 and supporting programmes for improving feed resources especially cultivated fodders through availability of seeds of high producing fodder varieties and cultural practices and enhancing feed resources through pasture development and plantation of fodder trees and shrubs have been undertaken.

With the acceptance of provisions of World Trade Organization (WTO) of opening of dairy trade to multinational companies, the earlier programs had to be revisited and modified in light of earlier experiences and new World competition in dairy trade.

This book would be for the use of under-graduate and post-graduate students in Dairy Science, Animal Science and Veterinary Science as the book covers history of cattle and buffalo development in India vis-à-vis South-East Asia, reviews the R&D initiatives taken so far, production and processing technologies developed. It is not only the provision of technical inputs but also their delivery system which would be timely and in a manner that it is acceptable to the livestock keepers and they will be able to benefit through their application in a relatively shorter period.

R.M. Acharya, Former Deputy Director General (AS), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi-110012;

Puneet Kumar, Principal Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243122, Uttar Pradesh

  • History of Dairy Development in South Asia with specific reference to India
  • Dairy Entrepreneurial Development
  • Small and Marginal farmers (SMF) and landless labourers (LLL) and other small dairy livestock keepers in India
  • Dairy development in Asia with special reference to South-Asia
  • Small holder dairy livestock keeping-a concept
  • Service Agencies for small scale dairy livestock keepers
  • Smallholder Dairy livestock keeping- the implications
  • Small Holder Dairy Livestock Keeping in Asia with special reference to South- Asia and India- the review of current programmes
  • Objectives of Dairy Livestock Development in Asian Developing Countries
  • Dairy livestock management Technologies in Asian Developing Countries
  • Improving Dairy Herd Productivity of Small Dairy Livestock Keepers in developing Asian countries
  • Feed and Fodder Production and Processing Technologies and feeding strategies Relevant to Small Holder Dairy Livestock Keepers in South Asia with special reference to India
  • Herd Management of Small Dairy Livestock Keepers in South Asia with particular reference to India
  • Rearing of Replacement Heifers and Breeding Males in large commercial dairy herds or linked small herds in a village or contiguous villages
  • Genetic Improvement in Milk Production in Cattle and Buffaloes in South Asia with special reference to India
  • Milking and Storage, Transport and Marketing of Milk
  • Improving Returns from Fluid Milk
  • Formal and Informal Milk Markets in Asian Developing Countries with special reference to South Asia and particularly India
  • The Role of Dairy Producers’ Cooperatives and Producer Companies in Milk and Dairy Products Marketing in Asian Developing Countries with major reference to India’s Experience
  • Record Keeping in dairy livestock enterprises relevant to South Asian small livestock keepers
  • Livestock Performance Records
  • Description of Farm and its Physical and Financial Resources
  • Comparative Dairy Livestock Farm Performance in Asian Developing Countries with particular reference to South Asia and specifically India
  • Indian dairy small holder pamphlets
  • Further Readings