Typical Indian Farms
Parameter Typical Indian Farms
Number of farms Large in number, there are an estimated 72 millions dairy farmers, mostly small & marginal farmers
Size of herds 1 to 2 animals
Significance of dairy farming Usually a secondary source of income
Use of technology & automation Very limited; not feasible at such small scales
Processing facilities Only one of every three liters in processed
Labour One or two members of the household engaged in managing their one or two cattle; not feasible if labour is hired
Milk productivity Low: typically 4-5 liters / cow