In this new era of globalization,Indian farmers are facing so many problems.Being a major contributor for farm business, Dairy farming also takes the hit.Many Dairy farmers are not prepared for the challenges they are going to face.Many are still not aware about it.So it will be good if we closely study about the challenges we are going to face and prepared to face it.For every problem there is a solution.same way,by knowing more about the problems we can arrive at the solution and get ready for it.Here we are going to discuss the problems and its solutions which will help dairy farmers to get prepared.
High Infrastructure Requirement
Cow sheds,Feeding mechanisms,Milk extracting equipments etc are the minimum infrastructure required for starting a dairy farm.If we want to start in a large scale,the investment will also increase.So the financial requirement is the problem for a common farmer.the solution is to get the assistance from Government agencies like NABARD who have various programs to develop dairy farming.
Lack of Manpower
Difficulty in getting manpower is very high in Dairy farm business.People are hesitating to work in a Dairy farm.The solution is to find manpower in their own family on part time basis or get the manpower from people who are coming from other states by seeking jobs.
Lack of Professional Training
Dairy farming is more profitable if we are professionally trained.Professional training requirement can be fulfilled by getting training from Various Government agencies like Krishi Vigyan Kendra,Veterinary departments,Veterinary universities etc.Please get in touch with them for fulfilling your training needs.
Regular Breeding and milking is the Key for profitability in Dairy farming.If any problem occurs,the milk availability will be affected.So well planning is required while selecting your Cows/Buffaloes.By using scientific methods and raising healthy cows you can improve the efficiency.Seeking the advice of nearest veterinary expert is always desirable.
Availability of Feeds
Irregular feed supply is another concern.For running a Dairy farm,regular supply of quality feeds required which will not happen practically.Stocking feeding items for handling emergency situations is highly required.
Various diseases attacking Cows/Buffaloes are reported today.Treating them after affecting is very time consuming and expensive which will reduce profit also.Taking preventive measures are the best solution .You can get the help of Nearest veterinary expert in this.
These are few Common and Important problems faced by Indian Dairy farmers and some solutions.You can also give your valuable suggestions and share your experiences.