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Tropical Animal Health and Production

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 737–744 | Cite as

Feeding balanced ration can improve the productivity and economics of milk production in dairy cattle: a comprehensive field study

  • Asgar Ud Deen
  • Nitin TyagiEmail author
  • Ram Dav Yadav
  • Sachin Kumar
  • A. K. Tyagi
  • Sunil Kumar Singh
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Introduction

FAO has predicted that by 2050 the global demand for milk in place of dairy and meat is projected to increase by 74% and 58% respectively and a large part of this demand will originate from developing countries. However, in most of the developing countries, imbalanced feeding is one of the major factors responsible for lower productivity (Otte et al. 2012). The domestic demand for milk in India is projected at 180 million tons by 2022.

In order to meet the current and future demand for milk, the enhancement of production efficiency, by making judicious use of available feed resources is the major challenge. In countries like Ethiopia, grazing constitutes an important source of nutrition for dairy animals and associated with seasonal variation in the nutrients availability (Duncan et al. 2013). In Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, dairy development and productivity enhancement has often been identified as having an especially large potential for poverty alleviation for...

Keywords

Productivity Milk production Balanced feeding Economics 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Animal Nutrition DivisionNational Dairy Research InstituteKarnalIndia

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