I have been following farmnest for a long time and gaining knowledge through experienced people around here. This is a wonderful platform for anybody linked with Agriculture in the country. This site has cut down the exploitation of starters and innocent farmers in this field giving direct solutions to their problems.
These are the examples where I feel every farmer should have had some basic education and some access to the internet. Then there would not have been much difficulties in agriculture.
Well, I just got into Dairy farming and I have started with 10 cows that is…Hf, Hf cross, Jersey cross Red sindhi…
I have learnt many things about the feeding practices from this site and hands on experiences from other farmers, I still have many questions abt feeds and habits of cows I will ask it later…
But, one of the biggest confusionn here is regarding the milk weight!!
I send around 75 litres a day to Dodla Dairy, they have a pick up at my farm.
Fats 4.8% highest till date
I fill in 40 litre can full top up till the lid at times and they still send me a reading highest of 37.70 litres only!!
when asked about this reading they say its not a 40 litre can it is lesser!!
I do measure each cows output with a measuring can ( of course minus the lather on top), but still am not convinced by the end reading.
It actually takes around 2 hrs for the collection van to pick up my milk, coz mine is the last pick up, close to the dairy.
Is it something that milk volume decreases kept for a long time?
Is it a common practice by private collection centres to cheat farmers?
I am just not convinced by their answers…
how do we know our output exactly? should every farmer buy his own weighing scale? or Am I just over reacting on this issue, because I have heard a lot of malpractice stories about these private players…
Any insights, guidance, solution pls…