Milk production trends in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts of Karnataka, India

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0563.2015.00023.8    | Article Id: DR-903 | Page : 113-115
Citation :- Milk production trends in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts of Karnataka, India.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2015.(34):113-115
M. Harisha, K. Satyanarayan, V. Jagadeeswary, Lalith Achoth, Y.B. Rajeshwari and C.S. Nagaraj harisham618@gmail.com
Address : Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Veterinary College, Shivamogga-577 204, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

India is the highest milk producing country in the world. The milk production in Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts had also increased in the last few years. In a view to assess the increase in milk production, a study on milk production trends was undertaken at Kolar and Chikkaballapur districts. A total of 120 dairy farmers were randomly selected and data were collected using an interview schedule. The secondary data were obtained from Kolar Milk Union Limited. The compound growth of volume of milk procurement during 1998-99 to 2011-12 is 4 per cent and seasonality in milk procurement was highest in the months of October and November and lowest in April and March. Suitable extension strategies should be developed in order to curb the fluctuation in milk production, this fluctuation may be due to unavailability of feed and green fodder, so suitable strategies should be taken to encourage conservation of fodder and to make it available throughout the year.

Keywords

Milch animals Milk production Trends.

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