How to start a Dairy farming Business | milk cattle production


As have been sharing lots of tips and posts on Cattle farming business
as a lucrative and prolific business in the Agricultural sector of any
nation, today i want so share with my loyal reader how to start a
Dairy cattle farming business. Some many people have heard about
Cattle farming business and rearing cattle for profit its not a get
rich quick business but its rather a wealth streaming business fore
anyone who can wait persistently and be consistent at the same time.

          In this case, you will be breeding cows for their milk and
make quite a lot of money from milking cows and selling them off to
big dairy companies, or even sell the product off as your own products
if you can afford to buy the processing equipment.

 If you are interested in learning the pros and cons of how to go about starting a
successful dairy farm business, then read on.

How to Start a Dairy Farming Business –  there are some important
steps to take when starting a Dairy farming business in agriculture
i'd be listing some of the steps below:  

* You need experience and the Know-how: this is not poultry farming where you can cheaply get day old chicks and start feeding them easily at the backyard of your home
rather it requires some level of expertise and experience, this is
agriculture and a little investment can turn out great but it can be
very fragile at the same time you need to work with those who are
already in the system to gain some knowledge and experience, you can
learn or work with a commercial dairy farm that is up and doing where
you will leran the Pros and dos in this business don't venture into it
without experience and knowledge.

   Many dairy farmers were brought up
on dairy farming while some others inherited it from their parents and
branched out on their own. 

If you were not born into it but rather you
just want to give the business a trial, you will need to get your
hands dirty and work on a farm before starting yours.

This is because the only way you will know if you truly enjoy dairy
farming is from personally engaging yourself in it and secondly, the
experience you gain while working as an employee in a dairy farm will
help you in building your own business.  

* Get good quality cow breeds: quality breed is a guarantee of success in this business get up to 40 or 50 quality cows and 5 bull to mate them for breeding and

 Good Breeds includes: Ndama, 
Brown Swiss,

 * Keep costs low as much as possible:
Dairy farming can be very expensive and demanding but you have to keep
cost low always. As a beginner, you have to try your possible best to
keep cost at its lowest minimum.  

For example, you can make use of family labor. Talk to the people around you to help you work the farm,
if you can. 

This is because the fewer people on the payroll at first, the better. 

Try and keep costs as low as possible.  

 * Connect with other Farmers: You can be sure you aren't the only dairy farmer in
your land so you shoud connect with other Dairy farmers so that you
can foerm a cooperative society and work together to get maximum
profit out of the business - mind sharing is a very important business
virtue among enterprenuers and agroprenuers.

  * Acquire more knowledge about dairy farming and the industry at large
In business
, knowledge is power and the application of knowledge is
tremendous power. As a dairy farming entrepreneur, your cup must never
be full.

 You must continually keep learning how to improve your
business efficiency, technological improvements and industry

You can also consider acquiring a little formal education on the

 Look for a university with agriculture department because
most universities with agriculture departments have dairy specialists
on their faculties. 

You can learn a lot from their research works.

  Challenges of Starting a Dairy Farming Business

1. It is capital intensive

2.It is labor or management intensive

3.Outbreak of diseases

4.You need intensive and extensive knowledge of the business

5.The problem of quality of the milk produced

6.It is difficult to start a dairy business in an urban area or city
because of the high cost of land.

7.The maturity period for the cows to start producing milk takes time
thus leading to tight profit margin.

8.Marketing your milk or diary products is quite a challenge because
your products are likely produced in the rural areas and the dairy
processing companies are located in the urban areas.

9.Maintaining high production efficiency

10.Difficulty in increasing scale of operation

11.Weather or climatic conditions.
 Those are the challenges in Dairy farming but with precautions and obedience you can avoid them and be rest assured of making much profit from this business in the
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