Perceived Constraints and Strategic Recommendations by Commercial Dairy Farmers in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Arpit Somtiya *

Department of Extension Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 482004, India.

Seema Naberia

Department of Extension Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 482004, India.

Parvez Rajan

Department of Extension Education, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 482004, India.

Ashutosh Shrivastava

Department of Agriculture Economics & Farm Management, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 482004, India.

Umesh Singh

Department of Agricultural Statistics & Mathematics, Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, College of Agriculture, Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), 482004, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The present study was undertaken to find out the constraints faced by the commercial dairy farmers in adoption of advance dairy production practices. The Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh was specifically chosen for the study because it is regarded as a centre for commercial dairy farmers and has a well-established infrastructure for the development of the dairy industry. The sample consisted of 203 responders in total. The research findings revealed that the main constraints mentioned by commercial dairy farmers were the unavailability of green fodder year-round, low conception rates through artificial insemination, high cost of veterinary treatment, and low milk prices relative to production costs. Farmers suggest solutions such as increasing milk prices in proportion to feed and service costs, standardize labour costs, reducing feed material costs, and improving access to veterinary services and innovative technologies. Providing suitable solutions can improve dairy farming practices, enhance productivity, and support the economic well-being of dairy farmers

Keywords: Commercial dairy farmers, constraints, strategic recommendations


How to Cite

Somtiya, Arpit, Seema Naberia, Parvez Rajan, Ashutosh Shrivastava, and Umesh Singh. 2024. “Perceived Constraints and Strategic Recommendations by Commercial Dairy Farmers in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India”. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology 42 (6):270-75. https://doi.org/10.9734/ajaees/2024/v42i62489.

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