Best Practice of Dairy Farming with Expenditure and Profit Calculations
The dairy farming industry is a constantly evolving business.
Management practices change with new technology and regulations that move the industry toward increased economic and environmental sustainability.
Most modern dairy farms divide the animals into different management units depending on their age, nutritional needs, reproductive status, and milk production status.
The group of cows that are currently lactating is often managed most intensively to make sure their diet and environmental conditions are conducive for producing as much as high quality milk possible.
GIR COW – HEBBEVU FARMS
All female animals that have yet to give birth to their first calf are called heifers. They will grow up to take the place of older animals in the milking herd. Feed for the cattle are by far one of the largest expenses for dairy producer whether it is provided by the land they graze or crops grown or purchased.
Many large dairies that deliver food to their cattle have a dedicated nutritionist who is responsible for formulating diets with Animal health, Milk production, and cost efficiency in mind.
For maximum productivity diets must be formulated differently depending on the growth rate, milk production, and reproductive status of each animal.
Byproducts of Dairy Farming
The Byproducts of Dairy Farming which are in demand are as follows :
- Flavored milk
- Floor cleaners
- Hair oil
- Incense sticks
- Shaving cream
- Face wash
- Organic manure
- Gomutra, and many more.
Total Maintenance Cost
Per day feed cost for milking cows = 500 Rs
For one month
500 Rs * 30 days = 15,000 Rs ( For 7 months) 1 to 1.2 lakhs expenditure is expected.
Total Earnings you can expect
1 Cattle = 30 litre per day Per day ( HF cows )
30 ltr * 30 = 900 Rs (Current government price) / month
900 * 30 days = 27,000 Rs
Milk Production calculated for 7 months
27,000 Rs * 7 months = 1,89,000 Rs
Total profit you can expect
Total earnings – Maintenance cost (average)
1,89,000 – 1, 00,000 = 89,000 Rs