Milk production touches 105.42 million tons so far in 2016-17

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New Delhi | Published: February 16, 2017 7:17:23 PM

As per the latest data released based on the integrated sample survey, the ministry said milk output during the monsoon season of 2016-17 grew by 4.38% to 54.50 MT.

The country's milk production is estimated to have touched 105.42 million tonnes (MT) so far this year. (AP)The country’s milk production is estimated to have touched 105.42 million tonnes (MT) so far this year. (AP)

The country’s milk production is estimated to have touched 105.42 million tonnes (MT) so far this year, while the target is to achieve 163.74 MT, the Agriculture Ministry said today. Total milk output stood at 155.5 MT in 2015-16.

As per the latest data released based on the integrated sample survey, the ministry said milk output during the monsoon season (July-October) of 2016-17 grew by 4.38 per cent to 54.50 MT from 52.21 MT in the year-ago period.
“As against the targeted production of 163.74 MT during 2016-17, the total estimated production in two seasons (summer and rainy) is 105.42 MT showing an achievement of 64.38 per cent,” the ministry said in a statement.

The average milk yield per day has marginally improved for indigenous category of cows and buffaloes when compared with last monsoon season, it said.

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The average milk yield of exotic and crossbred cows are estimated to be 10.85 Kg and 7.40 kg per animal per day, respectively. In case of indigenous cows and non-descript cows, it is 3.56 kg and 2.29 kg per animals per day each.
Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were largest milk producer during monsoon.

In case of eggs, the total output is estimated to be 55.11 billion so far this year, of which 29.09 billion eggs was from monsoon season. The year’s target is 87.05 billion. The production of egg is largely contributed by commercial poultry farms with nearly 75.75 per cent and the remaining production from household/backyard poultry.

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana , West Bengal and Haryana were five largest producers of eggs. With regard to meat, the production is estimated to have increased to 4.67 MT so far this year, while the target is to achieve 7.37 MT.

About 47.86 per cent of the meat output is contributed by poultry and over 20 per cent from buffaloes. Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana are key meat producers. In case of wool, the production has touched 20.66 million kilos so far this year and the target is 44.07 million kilos. Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir are key producers of wool.

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