Impact assessment of mineral mixture supplement to dairy animals in Haryana


A.K. Chauhan, B.S.Chandel and Jag Narayan Yadav



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 207) Last page : ( 211)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2322-0430.9.3.002

Impact assessment of mineral mixture supplement to dairy animals in Haryana

Chauhan A.K.1, Chandel B.S.1, Yadav Jag Narayan2,3
1DESM Division, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001 (Haryana)

2KVK, Fridabad

3CCS, HAU, Hisar, Haryana

JEL Classification: Q00, Q12, Q19

Online published on 21 September, 2013.

The study was conducted in five villages of Karnal district selecting 50 milk producing households feeding mineral mixture supplement continuously from the last one year to their animals and 50 milk producing households not feeding mineral mixture supplement to their animals. It has been observed that the average milk yield difference between adopter and non-adopter farmers was 15.86 and 15.81 per cent in crossbred and buffalo, respectively. Further, the milk yield of the animal’s given mineral mixture was observed significantly higher. The wet-dry ratio was found to be 71 and 69 per cent on adopter and non-adopter households respectively. The profit from sale of milk was higher for adopters than non-adopters per milching. The incidence of repeat breeding, retention of placenta and torsion of uterus was higher in the case of adopters than non-adopters. The total annual employment generation was observed to be higher in the case of adopters as comaperd to non-adopter households. This showed that adoption of mineral supplement led to lower cost of milk production and increase in employment.