Punjab farmers keen on operating dairy farming

INDIA - Farmers in Punjab no longer see dairy farming as a part-time venture and instead have taken it up as a full-fledged profession.
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"Farmers in the State are now quite keen on running a dairy farm on large-scale, which helps in cutting the cost of milk production considerably and helps in getting remunerative rates," Progressive Dairy Farmers Association president Daljeet Singh said here.

Banks also do not hesitate in providing finance to fund such projects, he said.

Traditionally, Punjab farmers used to have just 10 to 20 cattle per farm. "But now farmers have started owning dairy farms with 100 to 200 cattle for producing milk in bulk," he said.

Singh expected that in next three years, a single dairy farm would boast of 400 too 500 cattle. Banks have also started showing interest in lending money for big dairy farming projects.

The Association has also decided to encourage farmers for having cattle of pure breeds such as Holstein-Freisian (HF) in order to push up milk production per animal.

Source: The Hindu
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