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Dairy Farming

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India derives nearly 33% of the gross Domestic population from agriculture and has 66% of economically active population,engaged in agriculture. The share of livestock product is estimated at 21% of total agriculture sector. The fact that dairing could play a more constructive role in promoting rural welfare and reducing poverty is increasly being recognised . Milk production alone involves more than 70 million producers, each raising one or two cows/ buffaloes primarily for milk production . The domesticated water buffalo is one of the gentlest of all farm animals ,hence it can be breeded easily. The dairy sector offers a good opportunity to entrepreneurs in India. India is a land of opportunity for those who are looking for new and expanding markets. Growth propsects in the dairy sector are very bright.

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Dairy development in India has been acknowledged the world over as one of modern India"s most sucessful development programme. India is the second largest milk
producing country with anticipated production of about 78 million tons during 1999- 2000. The production of milk products stood at 3.07 lakh tonnes in 1999-2000. Production ofmilk powder including infant milk food has risen to 2.25 lakh tons in 1999-2000, whereas that of malted food is at 65000 tons. Off late market for milk products is showing a steady increase.

Dairy farming
Dairy farming is a class of agricultural, or an animal husbandry, enterprise, for long-term production of milk, usually from dairy cows but also from goats and sheep, which may be either processed on-site or transported to a dairy factory for processing and eventual retail sale.
Most dairy farms sell the male calves born by their cows, usually for veal production, or breeding depending on quality of the bull calf, rather than raising non-milk-producing stock.  Many dairy farms also grow their own feed, typically including corn, alfalfa, and hay. This is fed directly to the cows, or is stored...


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