I have started a dairy business in Gorakhpur, east UP in february with 10 cows. (8 HF and 2 desi).
Since the start, I am facing following issues in my dairy:
I purchased cows which were initially giving 16-22 ltrs milk. But withing a month the production went down drastically and by April total production was just half.
Currently none of them are able to give more than 3-5 ltrs of milk per day.
For feed I am giving them 2 kg of khali ( mustard oil byproduct), 3 kg of akra ( masoor daal) and 2 kg of rice bran per cow per day. Bhusa (wheat) around 30 kg and green grass is difficult to grow here so only giving 5-6 kg of green grass (chari)
Mineral mixture 30 gms per cows per day
Calcium 100 ml per cow per day.
Cows are coming in heat, them after 24 -36 hrs of waiting AI is done by the BAIF team. Still they are not getting pregnant and they are coming in heat again and again.
1 cow died due to mastitis and 4 calf’s also died.
I am giving milk to the state dairy cooperative (parag) but my fat content is always less than 2.7 % and lactometer reading always shows around 25. So I am getting just 18-19 Rs. per ltr milk from the cooperative.
Cows are very weak and even their bones are showing.
Its my request to senior dairy experts here to kindly guide as to what should I do.
Requesting Mr. Chandra, Srivinayaktvm, Khannae and other senior members to kindly give some advice on my problems.
I hope many others who may be facing some of these issues will get benefit here from the advice of the expert members.
I will be very glad for your help.