Dutch expert indentifies problems in Indian dairy industry

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Tirupati, Oct 25 (UNI) Indian dairy industry sufferes from low genetic level in cows, feeding and management problems and low production of milk, CRV (Dutch Co-operative Cattle Improvement Delta) Mission Leader Theo Vd Berg said here today.

Addressing the press, Mr Berg, here on an identification mission for possibilities in enhancing farmer organisation capacities in cattle improvement in Andhra Pradesh, said the farmers were not feeding the correct fodder to the animal due to poor economic conditions.

Most of the farmers were housewives taking care of the animals leading to low milk production.

There was no perfect census on animals, registeration and identification in India,he claimed and said that every animal should be accounted and registered for like in The Netherlands.

The Nellore-bred Jersey in Andhra Pradesh is very famous in Netherlands. The environment in Chittoor District was suitable for cross-breeding of cows. The farmers could get better results if perfect feeding was undertaken along with good management.

Mr Berg had earlier visited Nizambad, Warangal, Medak and Karimnagar to assess capacity gaps in the livestock sector.

UNI

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