Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2016)
Backyard poultry production and its importance
Author(s): Shikha Markam
Abstract: In the last 2-3 decades, the poultry industry in India has seen quantum jump with respect to poultry production. During this period, egg production has increased up to 70 billion from few mil-lions and the broiler production has increased to 3.8 million tonne from nowhere. Growth in India’s poultry sector stems mainly from growth of a limited number of large commercial producers, which have been expanding rapidly in Southern India, where climatic conditions are mild, and at a slower pace in the Western and Eastern States. However, the recent trend in poultry population indicates that the number of backyard poultry birds in India has increased by a staggering 46 per cent between 2012 - 2016. Though, the contribution of backyard poultry in India’s total poultry population is still less than 40 per cent of the total population and majority of the birds still come from commercial farms, the sharp growth in its population reflects an interesting development.
Pages: 124-127 | 137 Views Downloads
How to cite this article:
Shikha Markam. Backyard poultry production and its importance. Int J Chem Stud 2016;4(6):124-127.