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    Default Starting Dairy Farming in Gujarat.

    Hello,

    I plan to start a dairy farm on my 3acre agricultural land in Rajkot district. I would like to know some details.

    1.which animal is better economically, Cows or Buffalows.
    2. How much would a good breed Cow and Buffalow cost in gujarat.
    3. Where can i market my fluid milk for best return. Will be feasible to sell to the govt or will it be better else where.
    4. Where can i buy milking machines and Animals from, closest to Rajkot.
    5. If i wish to have 20animals how many acres of land will be sufficient for animals and fodder.
    6. I wish to utilise the remaining land not used for dairy farm and hence would like a suggestion what would be profitable to grow( Alovera plant or silk worm farming or mushroom farming etc.)

    Kindly help me out with these queries.

    Regards,
    Mitesh.
    Last edited by mitesh; June 12th, 2010 at 09:48 PM.

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    can somebody reply please

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    1.which animal is better economically, Cows or Buffalows.

    - Your target should be to achive profit where buffalos are in plus situation because their milk sells at much higher cost

    2. How much would a good breed Cow and Buffalow cost in gujarat.

    - Normal price for a 3rd year HF/Jersey or Murrah is around 45,000 per

    3. Where can i market my fluid milk for best return. Will be feasible to sell to the govt or will it be better else where.

    - Coops take at 22 to 24 per ltr where as other like hotel, sweet shops at 30 Rs (7.5% FAT, 9% SNF - Buffalo milk), Cow milk goes at 14 to 18 Rs per ltr

    4. Where can i buy milking machines and Animals from, closest to Rajkot.

    - search internet or contact NDDB at Anand

    5. If i wish to have 20animals how many acres of land will be sufficient for animals and fodder.

    - 0.25 acre per animal for green fodder

    6. I wish to utilise the remaining land not used for dairy farm and hence would like a suggestion what would be profitable to grow( Alovera plant or silk worm farming or mushroom farming etc.)

    - Grow green fodder for cattle, will save you a lot in purchase cost

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    Hi

    YOu can integrate both cows and buffaloes. Initially i suggest please visit a nearby local dairy farm to get complete practical information. Good breeds like HF and jersey will cost you between 35000 to 40000Rs. Set up a dairy farm then some small quantity you can grow fodder and if land left out you can take up aloe vera if you have a buy back facility or mushrrom is also a good option.

    Regards
    Ashwini

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    If i start with 100 animals in gujarat, how much investment do I need excluding cost of land?

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