Corn versus Multi-cut Sorghum
In 2009, the animals were fed multi-cut Sorghum and its cost was Rs. 0.62/kg. Later, this was replaced with corn crop and its cost was Rs. 1.26/kg. The cow herd fed upon multi-cut Sorghum produced 440 liters/day which increased to 488 liters/day in 15 days when the forage was replaced with the same quantity of corn crop. This increase of 48 liters at that time was sold at Rs. 36/liter.
2000 kg of Corn for forage 2000 * 1.26 = Rs. 2520
2000 kg of Multi-cut Sorghum 2000 * 0.62 = Rs. 1240
Additional cost of corn crop Rs. 1288
Daily price of increase in milk 48 kg * 36 = Rs. 1728
Daily loss due to Sorghum forage Rs. 440