assumptions 10 cows dairy farm


This project report is based on the following assumption:

  1. freshly calved indigenous dairy breed/ crossbred cows like RedSindhi/ Sahiwal/ Gir/ Rathi/ Crossbred cows in 1st or 2nd lactation will be purchased in two batches of two animals each at an interval of 5 to 6 months.

2.A vailability of  2 acre of  irrigated land is prerequisite for the project

3.C ost of labour has not been taken into consideration since full-time labour is not required for the small unit. Family labour will be utilized for maintenance of the dairy farm.

4.Fodder cultivation considered in 2-acre land, Two crops considered per year.

  1. Cow dung produced will be utilized as Manure for fodder cultivation.
  2. Cost of rearing calves is not considered as it will be nullified by their sale value
  3. In case of death  cow, new cow will be purchased from insurance claim money

8.The scheme is workable on the above guidelines if run by the dairy farmer on scientific lines.

. Techno-economic parameters
Type of Animal  indigenous  Milch breed /CB
No. of Animals 10
Cost of Animal (Rs./animal) 30000/cow
Average Milk Yield (litre/day) 10
Floor space (sqft) per adult animal 40
Floor space (sqft) per calf 20
Cost of construction per sqft (Rs.) 300
Cost of equipment per animal (Rs.) 1500
Cost of fodder cultivation (Rs./acre/season) 5000
Insurance premium (% per annum) 5
Veterinary aid/animal/ year (Rs.) 1000
Cost of concentrate feed (Rs./kg) 20
Cost of dry fodder (Rs./kg) 2
Rate of interest (%) 12
Repayment period (years) 6
Selling price of milk/litre (Rs./kg) 32
Sale price of gunny bags (Rs. per bag) 10
Lactation days 280
Dry days 150
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