Vol. 10, Special Issue 5 (2021)
Milking management practices in buffalos of north costal Andhra Pradesh
C Gowtham Varma, A Teja, C Sai Praveen and Y Swathi
A field survey was conducted with randomly selected milk producers having non-descript and graded murrah buffaloes through personal interview to study the Milking management practices followed by them in rural areas of Rambilli Mandal of Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. The study revealed that most of the farmers followed the wet hand milking and few followed the machine milking but not regularly. Maximum number of farmers adopted knuckling method at the starting of milking operations followed by stripping at the end of milking process. No one performs the dipping of teats with antiseptic solution and straining of milk with muslin cloth. Cleaning of milk utensils was done with disinfectant by majority of the farmers. Before milking, majority of respondents washed their hands with water and 95% of the farmers’ only cleaned the udder.
How to cite this article:
C Gowtham Varma, A Teja, C Sai Praveen and Y Swathi. Milking management practices in buffalos of north costal Andhra Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(5S): 66-68.