An Economic Analysis of Milk Production and Profitability of Dairy Farms in Haryana

Published On: 2021-03-23 16:59:48

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Author: Jagdish Kumar , Nirmal Kumar , Jitender Kumar Bhatia , Dalip Kumar Bishnoi and Raj Kumar

Author Address: Ph.D. Scholar, Singhania University, Pacheri Bari, Jhunjhunu-333515 (India), Assistant Scientists, Department of Agricultural Economics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125004 (India), and Senior Research Fellow, 3 CCS Haryana Agricultural Univ

Keywords: Cattle and buffalo husbandry, cost and returns, disposal, investment

JEL Codes: F68, G14, M31, P52, Q01


The present study was carried out in the Sirsa and Bhiwani districts of Haryana state, purposively selected to work out milk production economics and its disposal pattern. The multistage stratified random sampling technique was used for the selection of the respondents. From Sirsa district 41 small, 36 medium and 23 large farmers were selected whereas from Bhiwani district 45 small, 39 medium and 16 large farmers were selected. Thus, in all 86 small farmers, 75 medium and 39 large farmers constituted the total sample of 200 respondents. Milk yield of crossbred cattle was found to be higher than the buffaloes. Net returns (?/animal/day) in the case of buffaloes and crossbred cow were highest in small, followed by medium and large herd size groups in both selected districts. On an average, 50.62 and 61.50 percent of the total milk produced was sold as fresh milk in Sirsa and Bhiwani district, respectively. Rest of the milk (38.76 percent) was used for family consumption and 10.62 for other purposes (conversion to ghee).


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 17 No. 1, 2021, 104-111
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS
Scopus: Title Accepted
NAAS Score: 5.15