Buffalo farming is a profitable business & has good potential for employment generation. India has 57% of world buffalo population. Buffalo milk contributes 57% of total milk production. Buffaloes have several advantages over crossbred cows as farm animal.
1-They are well adopted to agro-climatic condition of our country
2-They are more disease resistant in comparison to crossbred cows. (Less incidence of milk fever & mastitis in buffaloes)
3-They can thrive well on crop residue
5-Buffalo milk contains more butter fat for which the price of buffalo milk is more.