Can You send me the details of your milking machine , Thnx
Can You send me the details of your milking machine , Thnx
Last edited by Ritika; February 26th, 2008 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Only Business members are allowed to post contact details. Please click "Upgrade" to become a Business member
Hi. I am a new member in this forum & it seems to me that everyone has lot of wueries on Dairy farming. I will be able to answer all of them.
However in this case I am giving you answers as per your queries.
1) Whether exotic variety Holstein Friesian cow is available in India? What is the nearby area (near Kolkata) where these cows could be bought?- How much a pure Holstein Friesian may cost each? How much a cross breed Holstein Friesian cow may cost? Where such cross breed HF cow available near Kolkata?
The area for buying HF cows can be Haryana, Punjab, Gujarat & Maharashtra. Pure may cost you in between 40-50,000 whereas Crossbred will be in the range of 20-40,000 depending upon Milk in 300 days which can range from 3000-4500 litres.
2) How much milk a cross-breed Holstein Friesian give? How much milk an exotic variety of Holstein Friesian cow give?
Crpss breds can give from 3000-7500 litre while Pure can give upto 12 -15000 litres in 300 days.
3) I came to know that milking by milking machine gives 20% additional milk. Also milking 3 times a day in 8 hours interval, increases milk yield by 30%. Please let me know whether same is true with cross breed Holstein Frisian cow.
It is totally false information. Milk yield depends upon its genetic potential as well as Feeding Practices.
4) Does cooling arrangement (fan with mist spray) during summer help increase milk yield for cross breed Holstein Friesian cow? Whether increase in milk-yield is remunerative compared to the associated cost of cooling arrangement?
Not really,. Difference can be hardly 2-4%.
5) What should be the minimum herd strength to make economical and remunerative Dairy Farm? How much it would cost me to build a shed (low cost building) suitable for such farm? How much should be the covered area per cow?
The minimum strength should be around 25 since not all animals are milking always. It is only 60% who are in Milk. Cost would be around 10,000 per animal. The area should be about 50 sq.ft.
6) I came to know that green fodder could substantially reduce the cost of concentrate, thereby reduce the cost of milk production. What sort of green fodder (both leguminous and non-leguminous) can be cultivated round the year in our area? Climatic condition in my village is extreme, with temperature in summer goes as high as 46º ~47ºC and in winter it goes down to 6º ~7ºC. Rainfall is less. However we have irrigation facilities through bore-well.
This can be determined only after looking at the village as well as the soil structure & its pH etc.
7) How much dry-fodder, green-fodder and concentrate should be given to a milking cow?
The total grass needed is 3% of the bodya wt ( excluding the water content in greens as green grass contain minimum 50% water ). This means for 500 Kg cow the total fodder would be 15 kgs out of which 40% should be dry which is = 6 kgs & remaining is Green grass = 9 Kgs nut actually 18 Kgs is needed as Green fodder contains 50% water & this weight has not to be considered.
8) What sort of concentrate should be fed? What it should contain? In other words how to make home made concentrate to beat the cost?
It is better to bring Cattle Feed manufactured by Companies as the process is too intricate.
9) What about mineral mix? How to prepare it?
Buy it from the market depending upon your Milk yield. Don’t try to prepare it.
10) I want to do retail marketing of milk through poly-pack in Kolkata, where demand for cow milk is good. Is it required to be pasteurized before packing? No.
11) Do I need a chiller to preserve milk from going off? What size do you recommend and how much it would cost?
Chiller size depends upon the total milk collected. You can get from 500-10,000 litre capacity.
12) What cow should I purchase, namely Dry pregnant or Milking but pregnant?
13) Which one is good so far milk is yield is concerned- Freestall or Tie-stall?
Please do send all your Queries to Dr. Chandrakiran Sant, Dairy Management Advisor. ( You may try google search also for Dr.C.N.Sant) We take up Dairy farms on Turnkey basis.
Thanking you & with warm regards,
Dairy Management Advisor
Dear Mr Ajay,
We are planning to start adairy farm with 25 cattles in our own farm. We are in need of complete project report and bank loan details and machineries you deal including the milking machine.
Last edited by Ritika; June 23rd, 2008 at 12:16 PM. Reason: Only Business members are allowed to post contact details. Please click "Upgrade" to become a Business member
We r setting up an dairy farm I went through all aspects above they were very needful to me specially from Mr.Shajathali and Dr.Sant, We want exactly around 500 HF Crossbreed could u all help me pls and even I m trying for some finance from Psu or Any subsidised loan if available from government.
and good luck to Mr.debasish_basak for his project.
I'll wait for all to reply,
Last edited by jigarshah9959; July 17th, 2008 at 09:22 PM.
Dear Mr. Jigar Shah,
It is indeed nice to know that you are setting up a Dairy farm of 500 animals. Getting 500 animals is not a problem as I can assure you getting at least 50 good cows every month from various places viz. Ahmed Nagar, Loni, Shrirampur, Baramati, Daund, Ghodegaon ( all from Maharashtra) etc.
I am sure you are aware that we do require these animals in different stages of lactation thus this arrangement would be quite affective as well as feasible.
I am sure you are aware of the Factual assumptions in dairy farming viz. :-
1.The cost of animal will be Rs. 30- 35,000/- & will have milk @ 4500-5000 litres per lactation.( which means about 15 litres/day for 300 days)
2.It has to be ensured that minimum 60 - 65% of the animals will always be in Milking so that you can get milk all year round.
3.The Farm of 500 cows will hold 500 cows & 425 calves (85% newborns usually survive).
4.The actual figures for the cows in Feeding & management will number about 640 as 3 calves usually account for ONE cow in terms of Feeding Expense.
I am sure you must have done all the calculations in the similar manner.
Please do note that the two major expenses viz.
1. Cost of animal &
2. Construction of the Shed is only ONE TIME & is depreciable.
However the Recurring cost is of Feeding which is (forever increasing) has to be paid minute attention to.
In a farm of 500 cows the eating cows will be 640 , so considering the animals eat worth Rs. 1/- more than required then this can lead to a loss of Rs. 640/- per day which is = Rs. 2,33,600/- per year.
At the same time if you save ONE Re. in feeding then what can be your saving??
Don’t worry about procuring the cows: it is a very easy task but PLEASE DO PAY ATTENTION TO THE RECURRING COST of feeding animals which is around 80% in today’s Dairy farming.
Please do call to discuss in detail.
Wishing you the very best in your venture & with warm regards,
Dr.Chandrakiran Sant (Dairy Management Advisor)
I was searching for some information about dairy farming and first I read your Thread and it was really interesting. I would like to know whether you have started your Dairy farming or still you are working in the project.
If you have started I would like to have some tips and inputs from you as I am also planning to start Dairy farming. Currently I am working in Speciality Chemical company as Regional Manager, but I would like to switch over to farming and to start with Dairy farming.
I have to start from scratch as I will have to start with buying land and to have 30 cows initially and then increase in different stages. I have identified Halol, Gujarat as the place to start this project.
I request you to send as much information as possible, so that I can move forward faster.
I am looking at setting up a large dairy farm starting with over 500 animals and then expanding it. Are there any farms of this size currently in India? What would be the best regions in the country to target to obtain land and start operations ?
I can reach you, Dr.Chandrakiran Sant directly if you can provide me some contact informaton ?
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