You can get a loan from the bank, or funding from investors, to use as capital to start your dairy farming business.
If you plan to raise capital from investors and a loan from the bank, you need a good dairy farming business plan.
Failure to provide adequate feeding for the milk cows and calves results in low milk production, poor reproductive performance, poor growth of the calves and poor disease resistance.
These factors all lead to reduced revenues for the dairy milk production business, thus lower profits.
The quantity of milk produced also varies depending on the breed of the milk cow.
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Other characteristics which vary among breeds include breeding age, productive lifespan, adaptation to different environmental conditions & climates, calving ease, feed conversion, diseases resistance, and average birth weight.
You also need to carry out market research (Who are you going to sell the milk to? ) and write a dairy farming business plan before you start the dairy farm project.
Land is an important factor when you are starting a dairy farm business.
When selecting land for your dairy farm, some important considerations include: availability of quality and consistent water supply, the size of the land, quality of grass and grazing pasture and the soil type is it affects pasture quality.
Other factors include availability of already made infrastructure like good road network, milk facilities, dependable electricity, pens, sheds, buildings.