• Traditional Farming.
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  • Research.
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  • Pet Care.
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  • Horticulture.
  • Farming Techniques.
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Veterinary Products
Feeds and Fodder

The growth in human population with awareness for better standards of living and also due to the expanding industry, commerce, transport, recreation etc., have created an increased demand for land both in rural and urban areas. This has affected the feed, fodder production and grazing facility for livestock.

The feed given to cattle comprises of dry fodder, green fodder and concentrates of which dry fodder forms the single largest share. Livestock production is almost dependent on crop residues like straws, stalks, tops and crop byproducts like bran, husk, expeller cakes, cottonseeds, etc. At present only 15-20% of cattle population is fed with concentrates. Green fodder is normally fed only to animals yielding milk.

Requirements for milk production in India

Livestock production is backbone of Indian Agriculture and source of employment in rural areas for centuries. This sector has been the primary source of energy for agriculture operation and major source of animal protein for the masses. Therefore, India has been house to major draught, milch and dual-purpose breeds of cattle. Our whole system of rural economy has revolved around livestock production.

However, there has been a rapid change in the way agriculture operations are carried out like;
  • Agriculture production i.e. cropping system, water resources, diversification of crops, intensification of agriculture
  • Increasing use of mechanical power V/S bullock power
  • Transformation from sustenance farming to market oriented farming
  • Changing food habits
All this has its impact on animal husbandry practices including breed character requirements of Indian farmer and thus their feeding.
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