Global Dairy Trade

In the areas of Dairy Management and Extension a Composite Management Index for bovines as a determinant for enhancing milk production has been developed. Economic feasibility report for dairy farms and milk plants, and impact of developmental programmes including constraint analysis for dairy and crop production system have been evaluated. Bench-mark surveys and cost studies using various knowledge and Management Information System (MIS) have been conducted for estimation of cost of milk production, and understanding the behavior of milk producers and consumers. Dairy industry value chain portrays the flows of commodity and value from animal and pasture inputs, through dairy processing and dairy processing, to brand development and marketing, shipping and wholesale distribution, to either food manufacturers or dairy retailing to the final consumers. The strengths of smallholder dairying are low production costs, high profit margins, low liabilities, limited liquidity risk, and relative resilience to rising feed prices. Weaknesses include limited access to services such as health, credit and training; poor access to markets and inputs, especially feed; scarce capital; and low labour productivity. The viability and profitability of small-scale milk production depend greatly on production costs and the efficiency of the dairy chain. Organized small-scale dairy systems (i.e., with improved productivity and market access) can compete successfully with large‐scale, specialized, capital intensive “high‐tech” dairies.

In the areas of Dairy Management and Extension a Composite Management Index for bovines as a determinant for enhancing milk production has been developed. Economic feasibility report for dairy farms and milk plants, and impact of developmental programmes including constraint analysis for dairy and crop production system have been evaluated. Bench-mark surveys and cost studies using various knowledge and Management Information System (MIS) have been conducted for estimation of cost of milk production, and understanding the behavior of milk producers and consumers. Dairy industry value chain portrays the flows of commodity and value from animal and pasture inputs, through dairy processing and dairy processing, to brand development and marketing, shipping and wholesale distribution, to either food manufacturers or dairy retailing to the final consumers. The strengths of smallholder dairying are low production costs, high profit margins, low liabilities, limited liquidity risk, and relative resilience to rising feed prices. Weaknesses include limited access to services such as health, credit and training; poor access to markets and inputs, especially feed; scarce capital; and low labour productivity. The viability and profitability of small-scale milk production depend greatly on production costs and the efficiency of the dairy chain. Organized small-scale dairy systems (i.e., with improved productivity and market access) can compete successfully with large‐scale, specialized, capital intensive “high‐tech” dairies.

Approximately 150 million households around the globe are engaged in milk production. In most developing countries, milk is produced by smallholders, and milk production contributes to household livelihoods, food security and nutrition. Milk provides relatively quick returns for small-scale producers and is an important source of cash income.

  • Global dairy market
  • Dairy industry value chain
  • Strategy for strengthening cooperative business
  • Production enhancement
  • Advertisement and promotion
  • Controlling feed costs - Focusing on margins instead of ratios
  • Buying behavior and sales
  • Demand supply dynamics for dairy industry
  • Dairy consumption pattern

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