Study on resource use efficiency in milk production in the Scarcity Zone of Western Maharashtra, India

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00060.6    | Article Id: B-2789 | Page : 523-526
Citation :- Study on resource use efficiency in milk production in the Scarcity Zone of Western Maharashtra, India.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):523-526
Pawar Sachin Rangnath, S.B. Agarwal and Goutam Das goutam1236@rediffmail.com
Address : Dairy Economics, Statistics and Management Division, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132 001, India.

Abstract

The present study was undertaken in the Scarcity Zone of Western Maharashtra with the objective of examining the input-output relationship and resource use efficiency in milk production. The study revealed that concentrates have positive and significant influence on the milk production from both buffaloes and crossbred cows in the study area. Concentrates were underutilized for both milking buffaloes and crossbred cows. Dairy farmers in Western Maharashtra Scarcity Zone should put more efforts for efficient utilisation of concentrates to increase the milk production. There is a need for technical guidance to farmers particularly regarding scientific feeds and fodder management practices.

Keywords

Concentrates Dry fodder Green fodder Resource use efficiency.

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