Mr. ganapathi Bhat wrote to me for the following clarifications:(Dear Ganapathi Bhat, sorry iam answering through forum since it may help others too.)[/color]
Very informative. I too have started a dairy farm near Kasaragod, Kerala. Currently i have 8 cows. Need some inputs from you -
(1) Please let me know the Genset setup that you have - the capacity of the genset, the make and how the bio gas is clensed before used by genset _ [color=red]we have ISUZU engine biogas genset of 15 KVA, it can provide you 11-12 amps ,purication undergo with system by passing into three vessels for moisture and h2s seperation and after cleasing it will be store in balloons.
(2) Silage production process , what are the inputs- [color=red]absolutely no inputs,chop well and pack it with air,water tight. [/color]
(3) Please provide details on the feed given to the cows , including green grass, what are the feeds and the qty. Currently we are buying different items from the market, mixing them and feeding cows - 0.4kg per litre + 1.5 kg maint allowance.[color=red]- what you are doing it is right. see that with economical locally available ingradients mix which reaches the 20% protien level.
(4) Cubicles for cows - please let me know how you got these done. in Kasaragod-Mangalore area, there is no one who can bend the GI pipes !.-[color=red] Frankly, speaking if you can slightly comprmise the finishing Rs.2,200-00 each will cost. for perfect one i.e. machine bending one Rs.3,500-00 each plus transportation from bangalore,fixing it at your place tobe get it done from your end (the cost is only of barricade, verticle post ,horizontal bar pipe all excluded.[/color]
[color=red]Thanks and regards,