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India is first in the world for milk production, third for egg production, and first for beef exports. Whilst globally cows are the main source of milk, in India the main source is the buffalo. The country accounts for 67.5% of the world’s buffalo milk – 51.9% of India’s milk comes from buffaloes, followed by 44.3% from cows and the rest from goats (Indian Ratings & Research, 2015).


Milk consumption in India, 2015
Use Share of production % Composition of marketable surplus (55%)
Home consumption 47%  
Marketable surplus sold in urban and rural markets (formal and informal) 53%  
Sold in urban markets as loose unpackaged milk 21% 32.5%
Sold as processed products in informal markets 22% 42%
Sold as packaged milk in formal markets 8.7% 42%
Sold as packaged milk products through formal markets 4.7% 13%

Dairy processors blame increased production of milk (Rathor, 2015), but Indian farmers differ, saying the quantity of milk produced is the same. Evidence from Chittoor district and SGRS data support this proposition.


Livestock Management Centre, India has confirmed to address a keynote speech at 3rd Global Dairy Congress Africa 2018 , March 27-28, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.


Newly confirmed Speaker Event Info

Dr. Chandrakiran N. Sant
Dairy Advisor-Cattle Nutrition & Management,
Livestock Management Centre, India

3rd Global Dairy Congress Africa 2018
March 27-28 | Nairobi, Kenya
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