consumables that are used in the manufacture of dairy and dairy related products the scope
for the packaging industry is vast. Rapid expansion in milk processing capacity has
given a boost to large-sized, sophisticated equipment, process control instruments, and
systems, automation instrumentation, on-line computer processors to monitor and regulate
various processes for better performance, productivity and quality of the final product.
Since liquid milk is now largely retailed in plastic sachets, the demand for film will
spiral. In related areas, such as packaging of traditional dairy products, also the
potential for growth is enormous.
The demand for veterinary consumables is also growing
as dairy farming becomes a specialized commercial activity in major
milksheds of the country. Consequently, the herd size is increasing,
so also the quality of dairy animals. Already, there is a trend
towards mechanization with the introduction of semi-automatic and
automatic milking of dairy animals. With private veterinary practice
gaining ground in the country, the demand is rising for instruments
and equipment for surgery, artificial insemination, etc.
The list of dairy consumables used in a farm or
a plant can be further broken down into four parts