This study intended to investigate the present management condition and to identify the problems related to Milk Production of Private Dairy Farms of the Rangpur Sadar Thana. About 4 month, door-to-door survey was conducted where 100 farm owners were interviewed. From the survey it was reported that 51% farms belongs to business man, 24% to service personnel, 21% related with agriculture and 4% others. The average number of cows per farm was 15.19. Almost all cows in this farm were crossbred. Most of the cowshed was constructed by straw (48%), tin shed house (26%), half building (22%) and only 4% building. Sixty three, 34 and 3% farm had closed, semi-closed and open house, respectively for their animals with 73% proper ventilation and 33% proper drainage system. Ninety-five percent farm was used as untreated straw and the rest treated straw. Fifty one percent of farmers do not opined to grow fodder crops due to lack of land and the rest lack of seed, lacking of knowledge, lack of awareness and others. The most important constraint of dairy farming was scarcity of feeds and fodder, milk marketing facilities and capital. It is expected that if all these facilities are available dairy farming in Rangpur Sadar Thana will be improved.
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Z.M.A. Hossain, S.M.J. Hossain, M.M. Rashid, N. Sultana and M.H. Ali, 2004. Study on the Present Management Condition of Private Dairy Farm at Rangpur Sadar Thana in Bangladesh. Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 185-188.
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