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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 2702-2708

Economics of Buffalo in Livestock Production System in Punjab: Current Status and Future Prospectus
Varinder Pal Singh and Inderpreet Kaur
Department of Dairy Economics and Business Management, College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,Ludhiana-140111, Punjab, India
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Buffaloes contribute a chunk to the total milk production in the Punjab state and have many advantages over cow milk and hence it is also known as black gold. The present study has been conducted in seven districts across three agro-climatic zones of the Punjab state to study the comparative economics of buffaloes and cow. It has been observed from the study that yield of buffaloes has almost stagnated at 7.74 litres/day in the past 5 years. In the case of buffaloes, the overall profit excluding the family labour expenditure was observed to be Rs 4.62/litre which was highest for large category i.e. Rs 7.32 /litre followed by medium and small category. The profit in domestic category was negative. Hence, the minimum size of the buffalo dairy farming should be at least 7 milch animals. Besides milk, male buffalo calves can be reared as separate enterprise for earning additional income and generating employment.

Keywords: Male calf, Milk yield, Production traits, Profit, Size category, Variable cost

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Varinder Pal Singh and Inderpreet Kaur. 2018. Economics of Buffalo in Livestock Production System in Punjab: Current Status and Future Prospectus.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 2702-2708. doi:
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