Hi all.....wish u all happy Deepavali...,
thanks muneeb for your reply,
Infact, when we started to think go for a dairy farming, we decided first to meet the peoples of all states to understand about the basic knowledges of the same. we were not convinced certain matters of most of the dairy farmers except very few countable dairy farmers.Hence, noted down certain good points of each one's farm as well as to follow the dairyfarmers, who are in to this, quite long time.
Decided to adopt all our country's conventional good methods together and started to implement as a concept of Model Integrated Dairy Farm instead of the fully mechanised dairy farm of western countries, which we thought will not be viable for indian conditions especially for 20-300 herds size dairy farmi.e.(small and medium size farms).
Since our moto was to start a dairy farm, we wanted to do a activity which sould zero pllution output to environment , to intiate our educated rural interested youngsters to make understand the agriculture is also a professional activity as compared to any other professionals (here , we always remember our beloved Dr. Kurian's efforts/struggle/visions/inspirations of those days to give a shape and systems to develop the concepts of "hyginic milk to consumers","right price at right time", "right value to right person" and NDDB....etc.,) dream to create one systamatic dairy farm.....i.e...
[color=orange][b]Model Integrated Dairy Farm[/b][/color] .....Thought over to create with following considerations.....:-
1) User friendly shed for both cows as well as to engaged labourer.
2) A good drainage system.
3) Fresh air circulation and all weather suitable cow shed.
4)Intact all input materials well stack maintaining of feed,fodder,medicines,water,nutrients,siemen .....etc.,
5) Providing cow comforts ...i.e. free stall, cow cubicle,milking machine, etc.,
6) Alternative methods to maintain the regular green fodder feeding by creating silages.....protected green fodder stack /chopping area.
7) A small space with flour mill to make use of opportunities to pulverise the locally available ration,time to time.
8) Taking care of calves as well as heifers by providing much attention to them by creating seperate shed as well as free stall to them.
9)seperate nearby compost stack area to digest it and to load the same to vermicompost beds,which are created under shadow roof.
10) Bio-gas unit to generated bio-gas out of cow dung for heating purpose -a)labourer quarters and our farm house. b) 3 + 3 hours power back up by using bio-gas as fuel to genset.
11) A digester to store the all liquid output of farm....i.e of daily cows washed water, urine,shed washed water and the bio-slurry (output of the bio-gas unit). Can be used this fertile liquid directly to cultivation fields/vermicompost/sale to surrounding local farmers.
12) Rain water harvesting to collect the all rain water of the farm to charge the dairy farm's borewell.
13) Updating time to time the farm maintenance, facilities with new understandings/alternatives etc.,...up grading the cows genetics gradually...etc.,
14) Minimise the mortality ratio to maximum extent, Infact which is more in breed cows compared to buffalo's.
About your quiery, the shed you are seeing in photo is constructed both sides of open above 1.5 mtr wall ,covered the open space with mesh. Front and back gable walls and above trusses covered with mesh. Roof Asbestos corrugated sheet inserted with transparent lighting sheet to provide maximum natural lighting in day time.
thanks and regards,