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want to open dairy farm

muzamil ahmad dar Jul 05, 2012 03:18PM IST

Assalam mallay kum sir, actually i want to open the dairy farm upto 50 cows, for that i want to know the basic requirement and the land requirement.Plz provide me the details. So that accordigly i will start my project.

Plz do the needful.

With Regards

MUZAMIL AHMAD DAR

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Department of Animal Husbandry - Kashmir Jul 09, 2012 12:05PM IST Animal Husbandry Department (Kashmir) Animal Husbandry

Hello Muzamil,
Dairy farming is an intensive activity and profitability is influenced by a number of factors. Land availability is one such factor that will affect profitability to a great extent. While for most of the schemes land requirement is kept at 2 Kanals for every 10 cows it would be prudent to have more. In house production of grains and fodder will reduce input costs to a large extent.
Starting a dairy farm requires planning and fair knowledge about animal care & management. How to orient your farm, what housing system to adopt, how to choose dairy cows for your farm, what are the feeding requirements for animals of different ages and productivity, how to identify sick animals, what vaccines and medicines do dairy animals require periodically?. The answer to these questions and many others have to be known before you embark up on this venture.
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Kashmir along with the Entrepreneurship Development Institute organises capsule courses in many livestock farming ventures including Dairy Farming for prospective entrepreneurs. The course extended over 2 weeks, familiarizes prospective dairy farmers with all the technical and managerial aspects of the trade. You would be greatly benefited if you participate in the course prior to starting your farm.

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