For Various reasons. Such as superior breed which is further genetically modified. Our local breeds are untouched genetically, moreover pure breeds are now rare due to mixed breeding. Australian Cows can produce more than 25 liters/day on average.1- I see people importing Australian cows for dairy but why not our local breeds like Sahiwal and Cholistani?
Milk production varies on many aspects. In general average for Australian is 20+, whereas for our local breeds 14+.2- What is the average milk production of high-quality Australian cows and our superior local breeds?
Yes buffalo milk has reasonably high fat content than cows. There is no problem in having buffalo only farm. Infact, this is in vogue at many places.3- Do buffalos produce less but high-fat milk? What is the viability of having a buffalo-only farm?
No generalization can be made, and will depend on individual animal health etc. however Imported cows now a days are costing minimum 2.5-3 Lac.4- What are prices of imported cows, local cows (Sahiwal, Cholistani) and Neeli Ravi Buffaloes?
Local Breeds minimum 1.8-2 Lac (Healthy)
Neeli Bar Minimum 1.5-1.8
Market is slightly lower these days.
Own fodder will mean more profit. Less feeding cost. However if you don't own enough land, this is no big issue and you can still go with the project. You can lease land if you want. But than you will require certain agricultural facilities as well such as water source, manpower etc.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?
Depends. How much investment you have. What level of business you are looking at. Efforts/space available etc etc. You can start with a moderate size herd such as 15-20.6- What is the minimum number of animals should I plan to purchase to make this business sustainable? 10, 25, or 50?