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Dairy yield estimated using benchmarking analysis. Data from Mayberry et al. (2017) Yield gap analyses to estimate attainable bovine milk yields and evaluate options to increase production in Ethiopia and India. Agricultural Systems 155, 43-51.

Milk yield can be increased considerably

We found that for both Ethiopia and India benchmarking production against the top 10% of producers demonstrated that yields could be tripled. Milk yields (see figure) were higher in India compared to Ethiopia, although the absolute size of the yield gap expressed as kg milk/head/lactation was also larger in India.