Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics
by John Moran
Edition: 1st., 2012
Throughout the developing countries the dairy industry stands tall relative to othe ruminant industries, when measured in terms of the extent of potential socio-economic impacts and contribution to nutritional and food security. One outstandingly successful example of this fact is the Anand model of India`s ‘Operation Flood’, involving some 13
million farming families and processing about 90 million kg of milk per year mainly from dairy buffaloes. The scheme makes farmers shareholders of the whole chain of marketing and processing of milk, with resultant significant improvements to their livelihoods. Milk consumption is rapidly on the increase, and is reflected in FAO data that the annual per capita consumption of milk in the developing countries is projected to increase from 46 kg in 2002 to 67 kg in 2030.