Post- Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education & Research (PGIVER), Jaipur, Rajasthan
Organic dairy farming is an eco-friendly adventure there is no usage of hormones or antibiotics in animals to increase milk production. Dairy farming has the potential for providing additional income to the farmers along with fulfilling major goal of organic farming i.e. diversified production and supporting biological cycle within farming system. Organic Dairy farming means raising animals on organic feed (i.e. pastures cultivated without the use of fertilizers or pesticides), have access to pasture or outside, along with the restricted usage of antibiotics and hormones. Organic milk have more amount of Omega-3 fatty acid and less amount of Omega-6 fatty acid which can help avoid risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, depression, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes like health problems associated with modern lifestyle. The organic milk also contains greater amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), a cancer fighting fatty acid. CLA also helps boost the immune system and reduce the growth of tumours. Organic milk has higher concentration of vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin E. Organic dairy farming had a positive impact on environment, benefitting the community. The aim of that paper to increasing awareness among consumers about health benefits of organic milk and the increased purchasing power of new generation have increased the prospects of organic dairy production.