Assessing the Economic Losses to Buffalo Owners Due to Late Diagnosis of Pregnancy in Their Milch Buffaloes

Main Article Content

Rekha Yadav
Hema Tripathi
Parveen Kumar
Nukala Ramesh


Aim: The present study was conducted purposively to measure the economic losses to buffalo owners due to late diagnosis of pregnancy in their milch buffaloes.

Research Design: Ex-post facto and exploratory research design was used.

Place of the Study: Hisar and Jind districts of Murrah buffalo breeding tract in Haryana, India. Data were collected between June 2017 to December 2017.

Methodology: Data were collected through structured interview schedule from 37 buffalo owners who were taking artificial insemination services from State Department of Animal Husbandry and taking their buffaloes for the pregnancy diagnosis after three months of artificial insemination.

Results: The study revealed that the average per day per buffalo loss was found of Rs. 702 in study area. Average loss incurred by respondents per buffalo on feed was Rs. 5918, on labour Rs. 4155, on milk Rs. 13640 and total economic loss was Rs. 3925 due to late diagnosis of pregnancy.

Conclusion: Thus there is need to create awareness among the farmers regarding advantages of timely pregnancy diagnosis in their animals to minimize these losses in order to get maximum revenue from the animals.

Economic losses, buffalo, late diagnosis of pregnancy

Article Details

How to Cite
Yadav, R., Tripathi, H., Kumar, P., & Ramesh, N. (2019). Assessing the Economic Losses to Buffalo Owners Due to Late Diagnosis of Pregnancy in Their Milch Buffaloes. Asian Journal of Agricultural Extension, Economics & Sociology, 33(4), 1-6.
Original Research Article


DeVries A. Determinants of the cost of days open in dairy cattle. Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Veterinary Epidemiology and Economics; 2006.

Kafi M, Zibaei M, Rahbari. Accuracy of oestrus detection in cows and its economic impact on Shiraz dairy farms. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Research. 2006;8(2): 11-18.

Ali S. Economic losses due to delayed conception in dairy animals of small farmers in district Gujranwala. Thesis, M.Sc. University of Agriculture, Faaisalabad, Pakistan; 2011.

Abdullah M, Mohanty TK, Kumaresan A, Mohanty AK, Madkar AR, Baithalu RK, Bhakat M. Early pregnancy diagnosis in dairy cattle: Economic importance and accuracy of Ultrasonography. Adv Anim Vet Sci. 2014;2(8):464-467.

Balhara AK, Gupta M, Singh S, Mohanty AK, Singh I. Early pregnancy diagnosis in bovines: Current status and future directions. The Scientific World Journal. 2013;1-10.