I wish to start a HF x Gir Dairy farm. I shall buy freshly calved cows with about 20 Liters/Day yield.
I wish to buy 10-15 cows to maintain year long average daily yield of above 150 Liters/Day.
Cows with 20 Liters/Day yield at time of calving has about 23 Liters/Day peak yield while the milk reduces to about 8-10 Liters/Day by starting of 8th month of pregnancy, if its impregnated by about 10-11 weeks after calving.
Considering the above what should be the buying patters? How many cattle should I start with? I plan to take about 2 months to
reach 150 liters/day production and then onwards maintain it throughout the year?