Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 3 Issue 8

Choice of Dairying in the Subcontinent: Cattle or Buffalo

Gangu Naidu Surla1* and P Ramesh Babu2

1Assistant Professor, Livestock Farm Complex, College of Veterinary Science, Garividi, India
2Assistant Professor, College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, Tirupati, AP, India

*Corresponding Author: Gangu Naidu Surla, Assistant Professor, Livestock Farm Complex, College of Veterinary Science, Garividi, India.

Received: June 19, 2021; Published: June 29, 2021


  Traditionally dairying is of three main purposes, 1. Produce male calves for plough purposes, 2. Use of dung cakes and manure for Agriculture, 3. Milk production. Modern successful dairy farming includes slowly adopting farm mechanization to reduce the labor component and use of novel concepts like random checking of milk urea estimation is helpful in feed efficiency of a herd [1], and use of nitrates feeding to methane reduction on this planet (1a). The demand for Milk is an up-trend and continuous because human population growth is continuous and also to meet the gap in per-capita availability of the milk. To meet the demand, India like other countries planned the "Operation flood" program during 1970, now it became World's first position in milk production and consumption [3]. Here the question arises, which dairy animal (cows or Buffaloes) is viable to maintain the dairy farm. Major factors to be considered to choose a cow or buffalo for milk production, based on the end-user’s choice i.e. Cow milk is better for consumption and also buffalo milk is mainly used for making milk-based products.


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Citation: Gangu Naidu Surla and P Ramesh Babu. “Choice of Dairying in the Subcontinent: Cattle or Buffalo". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 3.8 (2021): 50-51.


Copyright: © 2021 Gangu Naidu Surla and P Ramesh Babu. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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