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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 832-837
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.098


Cost Analysis of Processing of Green Fodder Crops in Punjab State
Harparteet Singh, Varinder Pal Singh and Inderpreet Kaur
Department of Dairy Economics and Business Management, College of Dairy Science and Technology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana-140111, Punjab, India
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Abstract:

The study was conducted in three agro-climatic zones of Punjab state during the period 2017-17 to examine the cost involved in processing of green fodder and various reasons for processing. It has been observed that the farmers involved in the processing of green fodder were practicing silage making for three crops namely maize, bajra and sorghum. The total cost of silage making was the highest in maize crop with Rs 31.50/q followed by the sorghum (Rs 30.98/q) and bajra (Rs 30.07/q). Ensuring regular supply of fodder was the main reason for processing of green fodder followed by ensure access to fodder at uniform prices, preserved fodder is more liked by animals, preserved fodder is more nutritious and shortage of land for fodder production. The processing of fodder in the form of silage saves the labour cost and helps in reducing the variable cost of milk production. Hence, the farmers should be encouraged to process the surplus green fodder in the form of silage.


Keywords: Fixed cost, Garrett’s ranking, Total cost, Silage, Variable cost
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Harparteet Singh, Varinder Pal Singh and Inderpreet Kaur. 2018. Cost Analysis of Processing of Green Fodder Crops in Punjab State.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 832-837. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.098