This book would be for the use of undergraduate and post-graduate students in Dairy science. Animal Science and Veterinary Science as the book covers history of cattle and buffalo development, reviews the R&D initiatives taken so far, production and processing technologies developed. It is not only the provision of technical inputs but also their delivery system which would be timely and in a manner that it is acceptable to the livestock keepers and they will be able to benefit through their application in a relatively shorter period.
With the acceptance of provisions of World Trade Organization WTO of opening of dairy trade to multinational companies the earlier programs bad to be revisited and modified in light of earlier experiences and new World competition in diary trade. More recently extensive introduction of exotic dairy inheritance has been attempted and has led to a substantial increase in the population of crossbred cattle and milk production in the country.