I 'M PLANNING TO START A DAIRY FARM WITH 8 COWS, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THE PRICE OF A MILKING MACHINE.
Depends on the number of buckets that you need. From what i could gather the cost could vary from 20k to 1.5 lakhs or more
thank you shiv, will you please elaborate how many buckets i need considering the yield of 8 cows,and good quality machines available.
might want to go with a two bucket machine, which is available for around 40-60k.
Recently I had been to Agri Expo held in Moshi Pune, Maharashtra. DeLaval gave me approx quotes:
-Cow milking machine costs around 58K
-Buffalo milking machine costs around 85K.
Price might vary in your area/state.
Buffalo milking machine can be used for both cow and buffalo but cow milking machine cannot be used for both.
1 milking machine (with 1 bucket and 4 holders) is sufficient for upto 10 animals.
There are several companies offering milking machines but as per my knowledge 2 companies are the best, DeLaval and one more (dont remember the name).
Even I am planning to start a dairy farm up to 10 animals.
Please refer to this thread for more info: farmnest.com/forum/animal-farmin … ces/