34-Title: Economics of bovine milk production among members and non-members of dairy co-operatives
Authors: G Makarabbi, M Sivaram, S Subash and PK Dixit
Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):169-172.
How to cite this manuscript: Makarabbi G, Sivaram M, Subash S and Dixit PK (2022). Economics of bovine milk production among members and non-members of dairy co-operatives. Ruminant Science 11(1):169-172.
The present study was carried out in different regions of Karnataka state to estimate the cost and returns of milk production of bovine species among members and non-members of the dairy co-operative societies. Primary data was collected from the 180 members and non-members of the dairy co-operatives. The results revealed that the cost per litre of indigenous cow milk was 31.25 rupees and 31.97 rupees for members and non-members, respectively. Whereas in the case of crossbred cows, the cost per litre of milk was 18.91 rupees for members and 19.79 rupees for non-members. The cost per litre of buffalo milk was estimated to be 25.93 rupees for members and 26.81 rupees for non-members. The net return per litre of indigenous cow milk was negative for both members and non-members due to low milk productivity. There is a need to improve the genetic potentiality of the indigenous cow to make dairying a profitable enterprise. The net return per litre for crossbred cow milk was higher for the members (8.22 rupees) as compared to non-members (6.98 rupees). Whereas, in the case of buffaloes the net returns per litre of milk was 6.26 rupees for members and 4.41 rupees for non-members. Overall the net return per litre of milk was higher for the members in comparison with non-members. It may be due to members having better knowledge about improved dairy management practices to minimize maintenance costs.
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