Dairy Farming

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Dairy Farming

Post by Vegalinks » August 5th, 2013, 11:48 am

munir wrote:Welcome aboard.Hope we have a mutually beneficial interaction.
It would be nice if you could give the details of the vegetables & fruits you grow & those presently you have & how they are doing in this Monsoon period?

Thank you Munir :)

@Farhan, would you please share some information about your dairy project, its location, herd size, herd mix etc :)

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 5th, 2013, 6:44 pm

Location Risalpur. All buffaloes except one. Herd size 60 presently. Will be purchasing dozen in a week or so...any suggestions?

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Vegalinks » August 5th, 2013, 9:40 pm

Great 8-)
I have 200 buffaloes(pure nili) and 30 cows (cross bred, sahiwal and cholistani) in Faisalabad. Its calving season you know so enjoying full season nowadays. BTW, from which place you purchase your stock?? from mandi or through baopari?

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 6th, 2013, 3:49 am

best deal wherever. mostly beopari

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Vegalinks » August 6th, 2013, 11:20 am

And from which area you purchased your stock the most ?

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 6th, 2013, 1:10 pm

Herd was started from Neeli Bar from Punjab. Half of the stock is raised through breeding

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Vegalinks » August 7th, 2013, 9:21 pm

Farhan bhai, It will be a pleasure to host you whenever you came to Faisalabad :)

Ap ko apni mari si nili breed dikhaon ga aur gap shup be rahay gi ;)

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 8th, 2013, 5:07 am

thankyou. Insha Allah.

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Bilal Aslam » August 12th, 2013, 10:36 am

Hi guys,

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?

Jazak-Allah :)

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Re: Hello Fela's

Post by Farhan Ahmed » August 12th, 2013, 7:49 pm

Welcome to the forum. I am on the move. Detailed reply at night

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