Monday, October 18, 2010

Global warming leads to milk loss production

Can anyone believe that due to global warming, the production of milk got affected and a research says that nearly 2% of the milk loss production is what the India loses? "The estimated annual loss at present due to heat stress among cattle and buffaloes at the all-India level is 1.8 million tonnes, that is nearly two per cent of the total milk production in the country," said RC Upadhaya, Principal Scientist, and Animal Physiology at National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI). While high THI index had UP, the largest producer of milk in the country, lose 25.4 million tonnes a year, Tamil Nadu was losing 23.8 million tonnes followed by Rajasthan, Bihar, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana, he said.

Similar research works on the subject in the USA, Brazil, Germany, France, UK and Australia have also pointed to similar results, the NDRI scientist said.


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