The following is all about 10 Dairy Cow Farming Project.
Introduction to crossbred dairy cow farming project
Dairy farming in one of the lucrative and profitable businesses under ideal livestock management practices. People are showing interest in small-scale dairy farming to set up with the help of the bank loan.
Dairy cow farming project advantages
Dairy farming useful for milk processing business.
Dairy and milk products have excellent throughout the world.
You no need to advertise products and marketing of milk is very easy. You can sell the milk even at the farm gate.
Dairy cow farming eco-friendly does not cause any pollution.
With good dairy farming business plan and management, dairy cow business results in the highest profits.
You can use or sell cow dung to other farmers or use in your own field for growing other crops.
Cow urine and dung have excellent value in the organic farming sector.
Dairy cow farming provides an opportunity for unemployed labor.
Dairy cow farming has significant importance in the national economy.
There are NABARD subsidies and bank loans available for commercial dairy cow project.
Is there anything that I should be aware of before starting a crossbred dairy cow farming project?
Yes, you must have good knowledge of dairy cows and their management. You can get dairy farming training from your local animal husbandry. To know about problems and other information, visit local dairy farms. Prepare a good dairy cow farming business plan which includes buying cow breeds to selling their milk. Buy these cows from certified breeders. Purchase cows with good family history and milking skills. High quality cows always good for milk production. Finally, Invest only what you can afford to lose.
Popular milch cow breeds in India
The following project report is for 10 crossbred dairy cow farming project with bank loan repayment. The figures taken in minimum amounts. This is only a sample/model dairy cow project report. The numbers mentioned may vary from region to region and time to time.
Components of Crossbred Dairy Cow Project
Type of Cows
Number of Cows
Cost of one Cow which includes transportation and insurance.
Average milk yield/liters/day/cow.
The selling price of milk/liter (in Rupees).
13 (we took the least figure)
Sale of manure/cow/year (in Rupees).
Culled value/cow at the end of 5th lactation (in Rupees).
The rate of interest (%).
The residual value of shed and equipment to be taken (Yes or No).
Repayment years (period).
Percentage of net surplus towards repayment.
Feeding schedule in crossbred dairy cow farming project
The lactation chart for the dairy cow farming project is given below. This is based on 280 lactation days plus 120 dry days which is 400 days of inter-calving
Profitability projections of 10 crossbred dairy cow farming project
By sale of cow milk
By sale of cow manure
Financial analysis of 10 crossbred dairy cow farming project report
Discount factor at 15 %
>50% (98.93 %)
Repayment Tenure (Period) for 10 crossbred dairy cow farming project
Who are eligible for NABARD dairy farming project subsidy scheme?
Groups of the organized sectors such as Dairy Cooperative Societies, milk Federation, and self-help groups.
How much dairy cow farming project subsidy I get from NABARD?
Subsidy for dairy farm setup: 25% of the outlay for the general public and 33 .33 % for SC / ST farmers.
Dairy cow farming project tips:
Start the cow dairy with few animals and increase the herd as you get more experience.
Before starting, Research about good and high milk yielding cow breeds within your budget limit.
Buy the animals only from genuine and certified cow breeders.
Create a cow farming business plan which covers all the financial aspects of your farm.
Plan well for Feed/Fodder, It is advised to go for homegrown feed as it saves you a lot by eliminating feed cost.
Make silage from green fodder crops such as maize, legume crops.
Strict follow the feeding schedule and increase the feed nutrients for breeding cows and lactation cows.
You must prepare a cow breeding plan (artificial insemination is best for breeding).
Plan for secured and well-ventilated dairy shed/house before getting animals to the farm.
Ensure all the cows are vaccinated before entering the shed.
Keep the house always clean and dry.
Control external parasites along with other diseases.
Strictly follow veterinary instructions in case of any abnormal behavior of animals.
Never keep breeding bucks more than required in the shed. Maintain proper male and female ratio.
You can milk the cows 2 or 3 times a day. During this time, move the cows to a clean location. Wash and dry your hands and the udder before milking.
Frequent washing of cows required in commercial cow farming
Keep all the milking and other equipment to avoid milk contamination.
For a better price of milk, research local markets.
You can watch successful stories of dairy farming on YouTube.
Bottom Line of dairy cow farming project
Not only investment, dedication, monitoring, but hard work also make you a profitable dairy farmer. Cost and profits in commercial dairy farming depend on many factors such as Cow breed, feed management, disease control, and other dairy management practices.