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8.    Status of milk production and economic profile of dairy farmers in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra - P. T. Gangasagare and L. M. Karanjkar

Veterinary World 2(8): 317-320


The investigation was conducted to review the situation of dairying in Marathwada with the objectives to study various trends of milk production and socio-economic status of the dairy farmers. The survey work was carried out for the milk pocket areas of eight districts of Marathwada region. About 59 per cent of the dairy farmers belong to general (unreserved) category, 25 per cent were backward class and only 8 per cent each of SC and S.T. The landless dairymen equally contributed with dairymen having (large) land; 13 landless dairymen reported comparable lactation yield with 08 dairymen holding 10 ha land. The significant differences among the means indicated that as the number of milch animals increased, the herd lactation performance decreased.  The animals maintained by joint family were not properly cared for while they were cared properly by single family.

Keywords: Milk production, Economic, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Farmer.