Price spread and marketing efficiency of Buffalo owners in different milk marketing channels in Allahabad district (Uttar Pradesh)
Publication Date : 15/09/2016
Abstract: Indian dairy sector contribute the largest segment in agriculture gross domestic product. Presently there are around 70000 village dairy cooperative across the country. The cooperative societies are federated into 170 district milk producers unions, which is turn has 22 state cooperative dairy federation. There is great variation in the marketing efficiency of different cooperative and non-cooperative milk producing firms in different resource situations, due to variations in marketing costs and marketing margins. Keeping this in view, the present study is an attempt to examine empirically the price spread, marketing costs, marketing margins, marketing efficiency, and profit efficiency among market middlemen in cooperative and non-cooperative marketing channels in the domestic trade market of liquid milk. The result shows the marketing cost was estimated higher in channel-I but marketing margin was comparatively higher in channel-II in small and medium group. The study indicates that improvement in the cooperative movement and their efficiency for increasing the profit among small and medium herd owner.
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