Journal article

Perspectives on the production of milk on small-holder dairy farms and its utilisation in developing countries

PC Wynn, SS Godfrey, N Aslam, HM Warriach, S Tufail, M Jahan, Z Batool Naqvi, S Latif, B Wang, DM McGill

Animal Production Science | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2019


The profitability of milk production in the developing world varies widely among farming systems. This results from poor animal productivity and an inefficient marketing-chain structure in which farmers seldom profit from their dairying activities. The lack of chilling facilities for milk storage and the need to adulterate the raw product along the market chain to enhance profit margins means that consumers are not well catered for. Co-operative selling of milk, along with the acquisition of higher-quality feeds and veterinary medicines, has boosted the financial resilience of small-holder farming communities worldwide, although, in many regions, the co-operative model has not succeeded larg..

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Awarded by Australian Centre for International Agriculture

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Australian Centre for International Agriculture for funding the project No's. LPS/2005/132 and LPS/2010/007.