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Dairy Development in India Some Critical Issues

Dairy Development in India: Some Critical Issues Vinod K Huria K T Achaya A great deal of progress has been made towards dairy development on sound lines, but certain basic questions would still bear emphasis. The chief of these is how the energy input-output ratio can be kept as favourable as possible in the absence of sufficient pastureland by which to reduce the cost of animal feeding. In turn this raises the question of whether grain and concentrate feeds will be available in sufficient quantity and at low enough cost to sustain the genetic potential of high-yielding animals, and whether this can be achieved through a total food system in which animals compete minimally with man for foods that both can consume. The answer to this may well set the limit to the degree of dairy development possible.

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