PRIORITISING THE CONSTRAINTS IN MILK PRODUCTION:- THE FARMERS’ PERCEPTION*

Article Id: ARCC1449 | Page : 19 - 22
Citation :- PRIORITISING THE CONSTRAINTS IN MILK PRODUCTION:- THE FARMERS’ PERCEPTION*.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2010.(29):19 - 22
A. Serma Saravana Pandian, K.N. Selvakumar, M. Prabu and G. Senthilkumar
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry Economics Madras Veterinary College Chennai- 600 007, India

Abstract

A study was designed to prioritise the constraints in milk production in Tamil Nadu and to analyse
the socio-economic factors associated with the intensity of these constraints. The results revealed
that lower price for milk was the fore most constraint in milk production. Farmers rearing cross-bred
cow perceived that higher feed cost was the second important constraint followed by high investment
requirement as their third constraint. Farmers rearing local and buffalo farmers perceived low
productivity as their second and fourth important constraint respectively. The results of the study to
analyse the factors associated with constraint intensity showed that out of the eleven variables taken
for analysis, only six variables age of the farmer, level of extension agency contact, family size, ways
of marketing through MPCS, private dairies and cross-bred cattle rearing were found to be associated
negatively at a significant level.

Keywords

Prioritising Milk production.

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