Until 2K a typical rural dairy entrepreneur used to expect only a monetary gain from profit of a dairy farm. Now a days the range of deliverables from a dairy farm has widened.
Of course he/she wants a profit and sufficient profit.Income should be stable & sustained till not for 10/20 years. Lifelong.
What else? Let’s explore:
1) Low day to day botheration!
2) Face problems; but should be easily sortable!
3) Leisure! (To attend other works & have holidays).
4) Quick & heavy return. Almost zero moratorium!
5) ?Proprietaryautonomy on the farm.
6) Safe guards from law, partners,co-sharer of properties and bankruptcy.
7) Someone 2nd in-line to continue after his/her working age.
8) Name & Fame?
Please add more if you wish
- Problems of dairy farm owner/entrepreneur
Friends! I am stating some problems rural farmers face. These are not conclusive. You can edit.
- Low profit or no profit, considering Capital & Recurring expenses.
- Non-availability of mother stock (1st herd) of his/her choice.
- Non availability of Land with single title, legal sanction and sole propriety.
- Non-availability of easy Loan.
- Loan if available, has many irrational or beyond reach stipulations.
- Shortage of skill hands and labour problems.
- Stigma of being a “Gwala” and thus lack of support from own family.
- Poor marketing of milk, animals and farm by-products.
- Non availability of free pasture or cheap fodder.
- Zero fodder processing.
- What I feel is
- Poor veterinary
- Inappropriate project planning, especially when project is BANK DEPENDANT.
- Lack of information, awareness andpoor technical &managerial skill
- Absence of milking skill within farm thereby outsiders wield monopoly over marketing of milk.
- Tradition overlapping innovations in cattle care.
- Weak consultancy.
- No or little on farm milk processing
- Poor quality of farm milk thereby low shelf life.
- Heavy morbidity & mortality. Very high treatment cost
Thanks Friends. Please share your thoughts. Even if you differ with me Welcome- Please tell me.
Dr. Ranjit Dash B.V.sc& A.H. Date 20.5.17. For GOG circulation only. Feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org