African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6358

Full Length Research Paper

Milk production function and resource use efficiency in Jaipur District of Rajasthan

Sushila Vishnoi
  • Sushila Vishnoi
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, RCA, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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Pramendra
  • Pramendra
  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, RCA, MPUAT, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India.
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Vijay Gupta
  • Vijay Gupta
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan, India.
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Raju Pooniya
  • Raju Pooniya
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, SKNAU, Jobner, Rajasthan, India.
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  •  Received: 27 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 16 July 2015
  •  Published: 06 August 2015

Abstract

The study was undertaken during 2013 and 2014 in Jaipur District of Rajasthan with the objectives to examine the input-output relationships and assess the resource use efficiency in milk production. The study covered 100 commercial dairy farms. The results of Cobb-Douglas production function revealed that expenditure on dry fodder and green fodder for small category of herd size were found to be positive and significant. The results for medium category of herd size revealed that partial regression coefficients for expenditure on green fodder and miscellaneous expenditure for were found positive and significant. The results for large category of herd size revealed that the partial regression coefficient for expenditure on concentrate and miscellaneous expenditure were found positive and significant. In case of small category of herd size, it was observed that dry fodder, green fodder, labour and miscellaneous expenses were optimally utilized. In case of medium category it was observed that dry fodder, green fodder and miscellaneous expenses were optimally utilized. In case of large category of herd size, dry fodder, concentrate and miscellaneous expenditure were optimally utilized.

 

Key words: Concentrate, dry fodder, green fodder, labour, milk, mvp and resource  use efficiency.