Cattle Breeds and Demand for Milk in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu valley contains three of the major cities of Nepal, that is, Kathmandu, Patan and Bhadgaun. The demand for milk in Kathmandu valley has recently been increasing because of the increase in population, increase in the number of tourists, income increases, and spread of health and nutritional education. In Kathmandu valley, the breeds of cows and buffaloes are very limited. Jersey, Local Siri and Swamp buffalo are most dominant species, and the number of Swamp buffalo is increasing due to her superiority in milk production. Milk produced is collected and distributed directly to consumers by milkmen or to a milk plant in Kathmandu city which is conducted by the Dairy Development Cooperation (D. D. C.). At present, the amount of milk dealed by milkmen is overwhelmingly large. The development of dairy industry in Nepal has ranked high in importance. In this respect, D. D. C. is the support and driving force of dairy industry in the future Nepal.
identifier:信州大学農学部紀要 17(1): 33-42(1980)
信州大学農学部紀要 17 (1), 33-42, 1980-07-25