“The Future of Dairy Farming”
Many friends are worried about the rate of milk and the cost of food and text. Couldn’t give much time to write due to busy schedule. In this post I am explaining the situation of feeding and selling milk of dairy animals of my farm.
MK Dairies believes in self-marketing of its milk from day one, mainly because the farmer gets the real and fair price of milk and the consumer gets 100% pure milk in return. About 65% after hard work. Alhamdulillah sells milk under its own name, of which 50% reaches Lahore city consumers and the remaining 15% reaches local consumers.
The other 35% we have to give to Nestl کمپنی company which is about 150 liters of milk on average. When the weekly payment of Nestle was received, the basic rate was fixed at Rs. 65. After deduction of milk, the same rate was fixed at Rs.
A representative from the Nestl کمپنی company visited our farm. This representative was new and did not know much about farms in the area.
I told him that milk was too low and that it was too much for farmers.
When he was told that the feed cost has gone up to Rs. 60 and the rate to be paid is Rs. 63, how can a farmer keep farming alive?
He said that if the farmer controls the feed cost, he can avoid losses. He started giving examples that when he went to a farm, they were feeding more to their low milk group. So he controlled the feed cost.
I had the opportunity to explain to the Nestl کمپنی company that this is not the case at all. Even if the animals are fed according to their needs, the rising feed cost cannot be controlled due to the high cost of ingredients. So if companies are really thinking of farmers, then they have to increase the rate of milk so that the farmer can make a profit.
I explained with the example of my farm that at present there are 15 animals in milk on my farm whose farm is running 28 liters on average by the grace of Allah. And 2 cows are dry and have 16 heifers while have two young children. There are 35 animals in total.
Now the dairy animals have been divided into two groups. In high-dairy animals 9 cows average 32 liters while in low lactation group 6 cows average 22 liters. The two are fed separately so that they can be fed only according to their needs.
The following are the nutritional requirements of animals with an average of 22 liters, an average weight of 650 kg and an average of 200 days of milk.
Required dry matter i.e. appetite scale = limit 20 kg
Metabolized energy = 46 megcalories
Crude protein = 2845 grams
Fiber = 6.2 kg
The above requirements are important for maintaining the health of the animal on which the compromise is detrimental. Wanda with 21% CP and 2.9 mcg must be given.
Now canola has reached Rs 90 per kg while maize has reached a minimum of Rs 45, due to which the standard vanda costs Rs 60 per kg and while minerals and other small ingredients are included at a minimum of Rs 60 per animal. Corn silage also costs a minimum of Rs 12 per kg.
The average animal feed has reached Rs. 420 + 600 + 60 = Rs. 1080 which was Rs. 850 in the recent past.
That is, if Nestl is paying Rs 63 for 22 liters of milk, then 1080 for Rs 1,386 is only for food. ۔ Therefore, to return to 61%, the farmer has to pay Rs. 80 per liter, which will give the farmer Rs. 1760 for 22 liters and the cost of food will be Rs.
Other farming expenses can be profitable only if the cost of feeding the dairy animals is 45-50% of the milk rate.
That is, for an average of 22 liters of milk, if 1080 food costs are incurred, then if the rate of milk is at least Rs. 98, then the cost of food will be 50%.
Otherwise the farmer will have to increase his production average as the group I have has an average of 32 liters. In the recent past it was Rs. 1150. Therefore, if the average is 32 liters, then the cost of food will be 65% at the rate of Rs. 63 per liter of milk. Therefore, even at an average of 32 liters, 15% more is being spent on this rate.
Now I save Rs. 80 per liter in the milk that I sell under my own name, that is, 28 liters of milk from 15 cows at an average cost of Rs. 1224 per person while income is Rs. 2240. In other words, the cost of feeding dairy cows is about 55%.
So with an average of 28 liters, the milk I market myself has, by the grace of God, helped keep the farm alive. If all the milk had to be given to Nestle, it would be difficult to bear this burden for a long time. This complete analysis was also heard by the representative of this Nestl اور and was unanswerable. He hoped that he would discuss it with his officers in favor of Farmer.
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There is consumption in arming. That is, maize, corn silage and canola should be fully cultivated so that if farming is not making much profit due to inflation, then by selling feed to one’s own animals, one can survive in it.
Therefore, in the present situation, the farm average should be more than 30 liters and the rate of milk without any deduction should be at least Rs. If the rate for them is Rs. 90 then the cost of feeding their dairy animals will reach 55%.
Personally, I see a bright future for this business as a business inshallah because milk is a necessity and making it profitable is a challenging task. There are always opportunities for development in this work which is not easy to do and it is necessary to do it in a systematic manner. With this, where 100% pure milk will be available to you, on the other hand,
the farmer will get a fair wage, which will strengthen not only the farmer but also the overall employment and the national economy, God willing.
Hopefully this analysis will be helpful.
May Allah bless the farmers and the economy of this country.