Many dairy farmers face losses after opening their dairy farming business. Sometimes the losses are so significant that they have to close the business. To keep your dairy farming going, we are going to talk about some of the most basic but important things. If you follow these steps, you can earn good money and be a successful dairy farmer for the long run.
It is common for dairy farmers to suffer losses after opening their dairy farming business in India. In contrast, there are some very successful dairy farmers who are earning good money and selling their products to a large customer base. Sometimes the losses are so great, they have to close the business.
In this article, we will discuss some basic but important things that will help you earn good money and stick around on your dairy farming for a long time.
Tips for Making Profits & Avoiding Losses in the Dairy Farming Business
1. Using Milk for Profits the Right Way
It is important to identify the potential markets and customers to sell your milk if you want to survive. If your farm’s milk does not get sold, then you will suffer losses and will not be able to survive. Find out which markets, such as urban cities, societies, and potential customers, you can target.
Never mix or temper milk and always provide the best quality. Today, many dairies make this mistake. If your customers discover you are doing such practices, they will stop buying from you. You can charge your customers a little more, but always provide them with pure milk. You will definitely make them happy & they will stay with you for a very long time.
In order to be a successful dairy farming business, you need to work hard. You cannot totally rely on your farm workers. You must always be on your farm working. Having this experience will allow you to manage the work when your worker leaves for a better opportunity or any other reason.
Once most of the milk has been sold, you will have some left over. Freeze it and make curd out of it. Store curd in clay pots to add a better taste to it and to extend its life. You can then sell curd for additional income.
If you have extra milk, you can make desi ghee from it. Separate it into buffalo milk ghee and cow milk ghee. Then you can sell it according to customer demand.
2. Dung from cows and buffaloes: A new source of income
It is inevitable that you will be left with plenty of cow and buffalo dung that you can use to make more money.
Besides farmers, you can sell dung to nursery owners, home gardeners, etc. You can sell dung in many different ways, and it will generate a good income. Make sure you sell pure dung without mixing it with sand. As a result, you will gain the trust of the people you are selling to, and they will continue to buy from you.
There are so many farmers who are looking for and wanting to purchase Vermicompost, which is also known as Earthworm Manure or Kechua Khad. Also, dung can be used to make “Vermi Compost”.
3. Let’s start with fewer animals
In order to know how much milk you will be able to sell and how much you can manage, it is best to start a dairy farming business with fewer animals. If a person is willing to take care of the animals themselves and not rely completely on the workers, he or she should start a dairy farming.
4. Taking care of the cow and buffalo calves
In addition to taking good care of Cow and Buffalo Calf, you can also breed them. There are many injections available on the market that can be used to produce female calves. You can choose to take advantage of this practice. You will have more cows and buffaloes for your farm in the future. If you don’t wish to sell the female calf, you’ll still have an extra cow or buffalo to use in the future.
5. Do you have insurance?
Farm animals should always be insured. There are various government policies for this. If your animal dies, you will be entitled to the insurance money that will save you from suffering losses.