Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 5

Impact of COVID-19 on India's Poultry and Dairy Industries and the Lessons Learned

Zulfqar UL Haq, Azmat Alam Khan, Syed Mudasir Ahmad, Mohammad Iqbal Yatoo, Hena Hamdani, Javaid Farooq and Gowher Gull

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama, Srinagar Jamu and Kashmir, India

*Corresponding Author: Zulfqar UL Haq, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Shuhama, Srinagar Jamu and Kashmir, India.

Received: November 17, 2021 Published: December 21, 2021


The animal sector is extremely dynamic globally. It is growing in response to the rapidly increasing demand for livestock products in developing countries. While demand for animal products is stagnant in developed countries, many production systems are increasing their efficiency and environmental sustainability. Historical changes in the demand for livestock products have been driven largely by human population growth, income growth and urbanization, and the production response in different livestock systems has been linked to science and technology as well as increases in animal products. In the future, production will be increasingly affected by competition for natural resources, particularly land and water, competition between food and feed, and the need to operate in a carbon-constrained economy. Animal products are more likely to be affected by disease restrictions (animal or human diseases) and animal welfare legislation. Future demand for livestock products may be largely governed by socio-economic factors such as human health concerns and changing socio-cultural values. There is considerable uncertainty about how these factors will play out in different parts of the world in the coming decades. In addition, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an increase in the availability of these products, making it difficult for farmers to put them on the market due to lockdown orders and the sudden high cost of feed and feed materials. This means that there is little/no profit for animal producers at this critical time.

Keywords: Poultry; Dairy; Covid-19; Coronavirus Disease


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Citation: Zulfqar UL Haq., et al. “Impact of COVID-19 on India's Poultry and Dairy Industries and the Lessons Learned". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.5 (2022): 127-132.


Copyright: © 2022 Zulfqar UL Haq., et al. 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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