Dairy Farmers Start Feeling Pinch of Dwindling Buffalo Meat Exports

INDIA - Just when liquid milk prices were showing signs of stabilising after remaining subdued for the past few years, the dry buffalo rate, or the sale price of a buffalo that has stopped giving milk and is ready for slaughter, has dropped sharply.
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According to trade sources, dry buffalo prices in North India are hovering at Rs 140 a kg, down 20 per cent from Rs 170-180 a kg a year ago.

The size of a buffalo bought for slaughter ranges between 100 kg and 450 kg.

Cattle suppliers have also reduced their purchases from dairy owners as they are incurring loss in their business.

This has led to a piling up of inventory of non-milching buffaloes in dairy farms across the northern parts of the country.

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Source: Business Standard

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