Precision Dairy Farming: The Next Dairy Marvel
Shiv Pratap Singh, Sudipta Ghosh*, Lakhani GP, Aklank Jain, Biswajit Roy
College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sudipta Ghosh
College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry
Nanaji Deshmukh Veterinary Science University, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 11, 2014; Accepted date: March 12, 2014; Published date: March 14, 2014
Citation: Singh SP, Ghosh S, Lakhani GP, Jain A, Roy B (2014) Precision Dairy Farming: The Next Dairy Marvel. J Veterinar Sci Technol 5: 164. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000164
Copyright: © 2014 Singh SP, 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.
India emerging as world’s largest producer with the annual milk production reaching to the level of 133 million tons in 2012-13 (BAHS 2012-13). Dairy farming is the single largest contributors to Indian GDP and employment. It contributes 5 percent of GDP and involves 70 million farming households. The productivity in the sector is six times below its potential at current factors costs. Poor yield (output per dairy animal) explains the gap between current and potential productivity. The yield is low due to inadequate dairy management, poor animal husbandry and poor quality animals. So, there is need of suitable and proper managemental techniques which can improve the efficiency of production. Precision livestock farming can become a tool in this context.
Precision Livestock Farming is the principal means by which sensors will be used in livestock farming. Unlike traditional mechanization, which depended on large equipment applied to large production units, “precision dairy management” uses sensor-based management tools that define animal needs and automatically delivers individual management applications.