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Vol. 11, Special Issue 2 (2022)

Dairy based integrated farming system model for income enhancement of small farmers

Author(s):
Jaswant Kumar Regar, Arun Kumar Misra, Jitender Singh Rana, K Ponnusamy and Anil Kumar Dixit
Abstract:
Dairy production is an instrument of socio-economic change to improve income and quality of life with equity. There is tremendous scope of increasing productivity of dairy animals by improving nutrient availability from locally available feed and fodder resources under integrated farming system. The aim of present study was to develop dairy based integrated farming system model for enhancing income of small farm. The project is laid on an area of 1.00 ha with different sub-components viz., crop production (0.4 ha), fodder production (0.4 ha), dairy production (cattle-3; buffalo-3, goats-10), poultry farming (20 birds), fish pond and vermin-compost pits (0.2ha). The results revealed that the total milk production was 7580 liters from buffaloes, 6308 liters from cattle and 6012 liters from goats. An average increase of 26.95 per cent in milk yield was recorded due to supplementation of UMMB with C: B of 1:8.23. Similarly, the supplementation of polyherbal mixture in cattle increased milk yield by 21.53% with C: B of 1: 10.21. The contribution of dairy component was 59.89%, crop sector (wheat, rice and oat) was 32.75% and subsidiary enterprises (poultry, fishery and vermin-compost, etc.) contributed 7.36% in total net farm income in dairy based integrated production system with C: B ratio of 1: 1.60. Hence, promotion of dairy based IFS module for different situations to fit into socio-economic realm of resource poor famers is able to provide income throughout the year on sustainable basis.
Pages: 782-786  |  777 Views  583 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Jaswant Kumar Regar, Arun Kumar Misra, Jitender Singh Rana, K Ponnusamy and Anil Kumar Dixit. Dairy based integrated farming system model for income enhancement of small farmers. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(2S): 782-786.

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