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Economic analysis of milk production and marketed surplus in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan

Journal: Indian Journal of Economics and Development (Vol.12, No. 2)

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Page : 353-358

Keywords : Cost of milk; marketed surplus; milk productivity.;

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The present study was conducted by selecting 150 milk producers adopting multistage stratified random sampling technique. The households were further post stratified into three herd size categories as small, medium and large using cumulative square root frequency method. The distribution of sample household across each of the herd size categories were 68, 50 and 32, respectively. The study revealed that per day net maintenance cost was found higher for crossbred cow followed by buffalo and local cow. The high maintenance cost for crossbred cow was found, with higher cost of concentrate fed to these animals. In case of buffalo, the higher cost of maintenance was found with higher cost of green fodder. The highest cost per litre was found, in case of local cow followed by buffalo and crossbred cow, which may possible due to low milk productivity of these local cows. Cost of milk per litre was found decreased with increase in herd size of milk producer across all type of animal breeds. Marketed surplus of milk was found more in the case of large herd size category of households and there was no much difference in the case of medium and small herd size category of household. The higher amount of marketed surplus was disposed off to milk cooperatives society nearby sixty per cent of total surplus milk.

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