African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6754

Article in Press

Constraints Faced by Commercial Dairy Farmer In Jaipur District of Rajasthan

vishnoi sushila

  •  Received: 23 August 2015
  •  Accepted: 10 February 2016
Dairying in India has traditionally been a small holders’ enterprise. As the demand for milk and milk products is increasing rapidly, milk producers have been adopting dairy farming as a commercial enterprise to tap the market opportunities. The present study was taken up with the specific objectives as to find out the constraints faced by the milk producer farmer in commercial dairy farming. Primary data collected from a sample of 100 commercial dairy farms drawn from six tehsils of Jaipur district. The commercial farms were classified into small, medium and large categories based on herd size. Garrett’s ranking technique was used to analyze the constraints perceived by the milk producer farmer in commercial dairy farming. The milk producers were asked to rank the factors that limit the livestock production. The major constraints faced by commercial dairy farmer were high cost of green fodder, dry fodder and concentrates, repeat breeding in dairy animals, lack of scientific housing, low price of milk offered by cooperative societies and milk vendors, lack of number of hospitals and non availability of vaccines/medicines etc. in the study area.

Keywords: Dry fodder, commercial dairy, concentrate, constraint Dairying and green fodder