I'm also planning to get into dairy business as livestock is my passion. Came here upon Googling about dairy farming business. I'm in early phase of planning and looking for some sincere advice. Can you folks please answer following questions?
1- I see people importing Australian cows for dairy but why not our local breeds like Sahiwal and Cholistani?
2- What is the average milk production of high-quality Australian cows and our superior local breeds?
3- Do buffalos produce less but high-fat milk? What is the viability of having a buffalo-only farm?
4- What are prices of imported cows, local cows (Sahiwal, Cholistani) and Neeli Ravi Buffaloes?
5- I'm hoping to start a farm near Lahore. My friend/partner has land for farm but its not enough to grow cattle feed. Would it be viable to purchase green fodder from others? Or should we lease land to grow our own fodder?
6- What is the minimum number of animals should I plan to purchase to make this business sustainable? 10, 25, or 50?