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Animal husbandry: Success and constraints

Unsurprisingly, India now leads the world in milk production. In fact, it replaced the US as the world's largest milk producer way back in 1998

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Surinder Sud
Animal husbandry, rather than crop cultivation, is emerging as a reliable source of livelihood and income for farmers. One reason is the growing threat to crops from climate change-driven weather uncertainties and other hazards. Animal farming can hedge these risks to a significant extent. Besides, the demand for animal products, such as milk, meat, and eggs, is growing faster than plant-based foods, thanks to rising income and changing food habits. This has made livestock husbandry more lucrative than crop farming. The long-term growth trajectories of the crops and livestock sectors bear this out. While the average compound annual growth rate
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First Published: Aug 20 2023 | 9:25 PM IST

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