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sandeepvattikuti

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Help me starting a model dairy farm
   
Hello sir,

            Im sandeep from karatagi,gangavathi(tq),koppal(dt),karnataka, and im working on to open a dairy farm project here which is my dream project. I got the details for this from the veternary doctor in my town,but he is not sure about running a dairy farm in this area which is a fully paddy belt,so im asking u for help.

            I got 6 acres own land and i can increase that through buying or leasing some more land if needed.I completed my engineering and i think i have a good knowledge about cattle, their needs,feedeing,etc. Im thinking to start with 20-30 cross breed HF cows and Murra buffallos right now and increase them year by year.But i have a doubt that HF cows are suitable or not and can survive or not in this area. PLEASE advise me what is the exact figure i needed to invest for this farm and what will be the production and other costs for one month(as it is in your area because everything in maharastra and karnataka are almost same). what will be the net profit from the first month (in karatagi 18Rs for cow milk under 3.5~4.5%fat and 20Rs for buffallos under 5.5~7% fat is given by karnataka milk federation milk dairies).

             In our area humidity is quite less and temperatures range between 18~28 in winter and 33~40 degrees.I want to visit the existing dairy farms and get the details but i do not have any address.Please give the addresses of well running dairy farms to visit and suggest me to make my dairy THE BEST in my area.

 I would really be thankfull  if u reply me.

      yours

sandeep vattikuti            


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srivinayakatvm

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Re: Help me starting a model dairy farm
   
Dear Sandeep, Am copying and pasting a reply written by me to a farmer on another site. Keep in touch please. In starting stage its better to keep 10 cows, learn the art of cow farming.Avoid brokers while purchasing cows.Avoid farms too. Imagine i have a farm and you are coming to buy cows. i will give the cows which are non productive or having some incurable disease. Better to go with a reliable farmer friend who knows how to select cows. A fat cow may not give good milk i mean more quantity. Good cows are available at kaverippattinam,near krishnagiri. You may have to negotiate hard. You need a cow shed with sloped floor towards the back of the cow. a mild slope for the water to drain. if slope is too much, it will be dangerous for cows,human beings and for pregnant cows. a cow needs a standing place of 2 mtr length and 4 feet width apart from the feeding manger in front of the cow 1/2 metre. You dont need any special permissions from any govt body to start dairy farm. The building (cow shed) needs building permit as per your plan from the local panchayat. There is absolutely no harm in using machines. You will get good, clean,hygienic milk without froth from the machine. For 10 cows if you need a single can machine 1 or 2 people can manage. We have a kannada speaking service person who can install and train your staff. Having a bulk milk cooler is a good idea because milk will not get spoiled. (not recommended for 10 cows). but if you have the facility to sell the milk as soon as it is milked, you dont have to spend money for buying a cooler. Please do not buy local coolers, buy it from reputed companies only. Milking machines normally works on electricity and it has a milking can with 30 litre capacity.Buy only good machines with pneumatic oil free pulsators and vacuum pump. We are in that business. Its better to have generator back up as during milking time you need power back up. Money is there from the front of the cow ( milk) and back of the cow ( cow dung conversion to organic manure or vermi compost with earthworms- you make vermi compost by leaving good earth worms- its having good demand in places where vegetable cultivation/flowers/coconut/where ever is there chemical fertiliser isused.) Maintaining buffaloes is good but not recommended for beginners. Keep cows, learn the art of dairying,then you can venture into buffaloes.They yield less compared to cows, but as the fat percentage in milk is more you may get more money for their milk per litre cost. ( buffalo curd is more tastier). When they become old you dispose it off or give it to some goshala. When they are dry, inseminate them if they are in good health. For any cow dry period is there. I hope i have clarified your doubts. I am Murali Krishnan, who worked for nearly 20 years in this line, now doing my own business. i had met with a very serious accident last october in my scorpio and unfortunately i got left side paralysis. I am typing now using my right hand, i have recovered but facial left paralysis remains. i can walk and move my left hand but not like what i was using my left hand before. Milking parlour means milker will be standing in a pit and cows will stand in a platform and the milk from its udder will get collected in a SS pipe in the centre and falls finally to a bulk milk cooler or collecting vessel. No milking cans will be there. milk from the udder of the cow will go the milk cooler untouched by hand. The milk given by each cow can be measured using milk meters installed in the SS pipeline. I am importing machines from turkey which is ISO certified and manufactured as per european norms. You may consult a chartered accountant who has experience in preparing agri project reports. I visited turkey last year to learn more on dairy farming. Drinking bowl ensures that your cow gets good clean drinking water whenever it needs, fron the overhead tank. water starts flowing when cow puts it head inside by the lower jaw of the cow pressing the lever inside thw water bowl. A good cow requires about 100 litres of water a day. Calf bottle- for calves, you can feed required quantity of milk through the feeding bottle. its better to avoid to leave the calves for drinking milk from the cow's udder as it may bite and injure the cow. if pain is there cow will not give you milk. With Chaff cutter you can cut CO3 grass(which grows upto 7 feet height, may be more too) to small pieces. for 10 cows mobile milking machine which can be movable from one place to another with 30 liters SS can  is more than enough. regards muralikrishnan Zero nine four four six three five two zero zero seven
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srivinayakatvm

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Re: Help me starting a model dairy farm
   
Dear Sandeep,

Please take a look on the water bowls,SS make for cows.you can see the pictures on www dot tarimak dot com . on the left side of the opening page, select english on right side top of the opening page and on other products sub title on the left side middle page, you can see water bowls.

All the best!

regards

Murali
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Re: Help me starting a model dairy farm
   
For installation dairy farm,the major cost comprises of cost of construction of cattle shed,Purchasing of animals,Purchasing of equipments,Cost on fodder & feed ,Labour & electricity.In this regards,it is better if you survey the cost of the same things by visiting dairy farms in your districts or nearby by taking help of veterinarian as you told earlier.For survival & production ,the animal require support of quality feed & fodder,Sufficient health care & scientific housing so for that ,to know these aspects ,you may better to undergo training on dairy farm management.
From this point ,i can not say any thing about the investment as well as outcome of dairy farm you are telling about.The best thing is ,you can analyse it on the above points at your local situation.
The temperature range is suitable for HF or Murrah ,but not only temperature but other factors like feeding,fodder availability ,Mineral supplement,Management practices etc are also important for good performance of that breed.
It is important to take training before staarting dairy farm business to know basic facts & practicality in this business.
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