RAVINDER KUMAR*, RAKESH KUMAR2 MOHINDER SINGH AND S. K. GOYAL
Department of Agricultural Economics, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
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(Received : August 22, 2017; Accepted : October 24, 2017)
The present study was conducted to study the cost and returns from bovine’s milk production. Multistage stratified random sampling technique was used for the selection of ultimate unit of sample. Primary data were collected by personal interview. It was found that the feeding cost constituted the most important item of the maintenance cost of a milch animal accounting for 54.82 to 55.37% of the total cost of maintaining a milch buffalo. The net returns from a milch animal per day in both the regions of the state were higher on medium (Rs. 5.24) as compared to small (Rs. 4.79) and large (Rs. 4.19) herd size groups.
Key words : Cost and returns, buffalo, milk, production