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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 5
First page : (613) Last page : (616)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5363

Dairy Production Systems in Nanded District of Maharashtra

Payal Jaiswal1* and M. Sai Prasad2
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur, C.G.
2Technical Manager, Neospark Drugs and Chemical Pvt Ltd.
*Corresponding Author E-mail: payaljaiswal130@gmail.com
Received: 1.08.2017  |  Revised: 6.09.2017   |  Accepted: 10.09.2017  


Though a lot of studies have been done to characterize the farming systems in different agro-climatic zones in India, not much have been done to characterize and represent the dairy production systems. Hence, the present study was undertaken with objectives to identify various dairy production systems in the study area. A sample of 100 households were selected randomly and data was collected for three seasons from four villages of two zones (Central Maharashtra Plateau Zone and Central Vidarbha Zone) in Nanded district of Maharashtra. Milk producing households were categorized according to the production systems. Four types of dairy production systems were identified in CMP zone: Local cattle (LC) based, Buffalo (BF) based, Crossbred (CB) based and LC+BF based systems. In CV zone the identified dairy production systems were Local cow based, Buffalo based and LC+BF based systems.

Key words: Agro-climatic zones, Dairy production systems, Milk producing households

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Cite this article: Jaiswal, P. and Prasad, M.S., Dairy Production Systems in Nanded District of Maharashtra, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(5): 613-616 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5363