Mohammad Amir started dairy business with 4 cows, income from milk production increased four times
Production of 140 litres of milk per day
All the activities related to dairy business like cleaning the shed, feeding the cattle, extracting milk, watering the fodder, cutting the fodder etc. are done by Mohammad Amir and his father on their own, without the help of any labourer. He cultivates Co.4 grass in half an acre and SSG green fodder in one acre.
Small and marginal farmers who have less cultivable land or are not able to earn good profit from farming due to lack of adequate irrigation facilities, they can do dairy business for additional income. Before starting Dairy Farming, Mohammad Amir, a farmer from Ranga Reddy district of Telangana, could barely afford his family, but now he is earning a decent profit. He has been successful in giving a good life to his family. He started dairy with only 4 cross bred cows.
Dependency on agriculture
Farmer Mohammad Amir has 3 acres of land, out of which only one acre is irrigated. His family was completely dependent on agriculture. Before starting dairy farming, the annual income was about one lakh 20 thousand rupees. This made it difficult for the children to pay for their education and family expenses.
Dairy farming started
Mohammad Amir started dairy farming in 2011-12 with 4 cross bred cows. He got himself and his father registered with Vijaya Dairy Cooperative Society. Under the milch cattle distribution program of the government, 2 cross breed cows were taken with a unit cost of Rs.80 thousand (50 percent subsidy). He bought these two cows from Chintamani of Karnataka. To increase the number of cows, he resorted to artificial insemination on the advice of scientists. Today he also has 8 calves including 16 cows.
All the activities of dairy farming like cleaning the shed, feeding the cattle, extracting milk, watering the fodder, cutting the fodder etc. are done by Mohammad Amir and his father on their own, without the help of any labourer. He cultivates Co.4 grass in half an acre and SSG green fodder in one acre. He uses fodder cutters to reduce the wastage of fodder. He extracts milk from cows with the help of milking machines. 140 litres of milk is produced per day.
How much income?
Mohammad Amir also runs Vijaya Dairy Milk Collection Center agency in his village and he is getting additional income from the agency. He sells the milk to the Vijaya Dairy Collection Center in the village, earning Rs 4,200 per day. In this way, they are earning an annual income of about Rs 5,40,000 from dairy farming. It does not include income from agriculture.
With the success of Mohammad Amir, other farmers of the village have also been inspired to take up dairy farming. Using scientific advice and new technology, farmers can improve their standard of living by getting good income from dairy farming. In order to get profit from dairy farming, it is necessary for the farmers to select good breed animals as well as properly manage their maintenance and fodder. In addition, timely vaccination and disease prevention measures are essential.
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