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Herd Managment

  • Stringent quarantine policy for fresh arrivals of Cattle herds.
  • India’s finest herd through internationally sourced genetics
  • Challenge balance rationing through best quality forages and feeds produced at company owned Farms supervised by highly trained Agriculture professionals.
  • Improvisation of genetic potential of Cattle through AI utilizing finest semen of progeny tested bulls.
  • Total number of 1000 HF Cattle in the first year touching total herd strength of 2500 in 3 years.
  • Disease free herd through intervention of well defined health management program.
  • Best cow comfort through innovative shed design complying with International norms for Animal health and hygiene.
  • Highly trained team of subject matter specialists and professionals working of critically designed standard operating procedures for farm management, feeding, breeding, vaccination and healthcare, clean milk production, hermetic handling of raw milk, etc.
  • Herd rigorously monitored and assessed by skilled team of Veterinarians

Milking and Milk Storage

Milking and Milk StorageMechanized milking at our farm is one of the most important activities. We have adopted proper milking procedures, a positive attitude, and a clean environment maintained to minimize infection and infestation and to maximize the production of clean milk.

We observe a consistent operating routine for bringing cows and milking machines together. Cows at our farm are never frightened or excited before milking resulting in a normal milk letdown.

milk letdown. Our operators carefully remove foreign particles from udder and tits to prevent contamination in milk. Our parlor operators thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water and then allow them to dry. The same practice is observed time and again during the entire milking process. Clean, dry, healthy hands minimize the spread of mastitis-causing organisms from cow-to-cow.

Inspection of Foremilk and Udder for Mastitis

Inspection of Foremilk and Udder for MastitisAn intelligent electronic identification system controlled by fully functional software keeps a close vigil over the physical and physiological activities of our entire herd. A slightest change in the behavior of an individual cow or conductivity of milk is processed by the computer program and suitable alarm is raised. Cows pre-identified by this intelligent system are automatically separated for treatment at the right time. This prevents eruption and spread of diseases like Mastitis to spread within the farm.

Preparation of Teats and Udder before Milking

Preparation of Teats and Udder before MilkingOnce our cows reach in the parlor and to their respective milking stations, tits and udders are sprayed with organic disinfectant and wiped clean with the help of individual paper towels to finish drying the udder and teats. This procedure helps minimizes the risk of new infections vis-à-vis stimulates proper milk letdown while improving milk quality.

Teat Dipping after Milking

Teat Dipping At completion of milking, teats of cows are dipped in a fast drying antiseptic reagent to seal the teat milk canal to prevent infection invading the milk glands of the cows. The tested quality dipping reagent destroys organisms on teats, prevents teat canal colonization of organisms, and eliminates existing teat canal infections.

Milk Storage

Milk StorageTo enhance the keeping quality as well as chemical properties of milk, we have installed a fully closed system of milk transfer to direct expansion technology based bulk milk cooler. From the tits of the cows, the milk directly goes to the cooling tank without coming in contact with the external environment where it stored at 40C.

Feed and Fodder Management

Feed and Fodder ManagementThe feed and fodder supplies are being supplemented from our company managed fodder cultivation farm spreading over 100 acres. A dedicated team of forage experts are handling the production planning, crop protection and cultivation activities with the help of most innovative technology cultivation and harvesting equipment. The team is also conducting several trials at a company owned Green House with an objective to enhance the unit area production of green forages. These forage production farms are sustaining on the NEDAP Compost which is a highly fertile organic process residue during bio-gas production. The liquid manure collected at the farm is also mechanically sprayed on green fields to enhance the nitrogen content in the soil while acting as a natural insecticide. This effort is being made to fulfill our commitment to feed our herd with forages that are free from residues of chemical fertilizers and insecticides to ensure cattle health vis-à-vis clean organic milk.

Total Mixed Ration for Cattle

The concepts of total mixed ration (TMR) suggest that when a blend of concentrate mixture and roughage is offered to the animals, they get a completely balanced meal in every morsel they eat. This strategy allows greater use of locally available feed resources and crop residues in the ration, less feed wastage and feed selectivity, balanced and economical feed formulations and optimum utilization of nutrients.

Health Care

health careProviding the herd with a clean calving environment, adequate amounts of colostrum soon after birth, proper early nutrition, and individual housing in a calf hutch are some of the most important ways to develop strong, healthy cows. However, several additional management practices aid in disease prevention. Immediately after birth, the calf’s umbilical cord is dipped in an iodine solution. Vaccinations are initiated between 4 and 5 months of age, when maternal protection gained from colostrum has subsided. These vaccinations are repeated 3 weeks later, following label directions to insure peak immunity or protection. Vaccinations are repeated 45 days prior to breeding or at approximately 12 to 13 months of age. Injections are repeated at 18 months of age and 45 to 60 days prior to calving for sufficient levels of immunoglobulins (antibodies) in the colostrum for the calf.

Housing

housingGood dairy housing is important for quality milk production. A well-designed barn provides a clean, comfortable home for the herd and a pleasant, efficient workplace for the operator. The company intends to construct Loose- Housing Farm Cowsheds with having adequate space and provided with suitable cooling /Ventilation systems with fans etc. The cows are intended to let free in the sheds with adequate space for resting, feeding and drinking water and will be placed in group’s .The only criteria are to keep the animals cool in summer and to protect it from High Humidity to avoid fall in the milk production. The climate of the site is very hot and humid in summer. The loose-housing barn is characterized by a two-sloped roof with a feeding table in the middle, serving two sides at a time. On each side there is a feed alley built of concrete with water troughs located between the feeding alley and the bedding area.

Cleansing of Animal Shed

cleaningThe easy and quick method of cleaning animal house is with liberal use of tap water, proper lifting and disposes all of dung, providing drainage, to the animal house for complete removal of liquid waste and urine. The daily removal of feed and fodder left over in the manger, reduces the fly nuisance. Periodical cleaning of water through eliminates the growth of algae, bacterial and viral contamination and thus keeps the animal healthy.

Sanitation in dairy farm

Sanitation is necessary in the dairy farm houses for eliminations of all micro organisms that are capable of causing disease in the animals. The presence of organisms in the animal shed contaminates the milk produced thus reducing its self life, milk produced in an unclean environment is likely to transmit diseases which affect human health: Dry floorings keeps the houses dry and protects from foot injury. Similarly the presence of flies and other insects in the dairy farm area are not only, disturb the animals but also spreads deadly diseases to the animals. Babesiosis, Theileriosis.

Manure Handling

Manure HandlingManure, the mixture of cattle dung and urine, is the major by-product of milk production which can be considered as both a waste to be disposed of and as a resource for crop production.

Manure left in barns can harbor bacteria, which cause environmental mastitis and other diseases. Manure slurry which collects in pits or channels and is left to sit in anaerobic conditions can produce ‘manure gases’ consisting of carbon dioxide, methane, ammonia and hydrogen sulphide which can be harmful to both cows and to people working in barns. Manure should therefore be removed from the cows’ immediate environment on a regular basis. This is a major task as each cow producing around 7000L of milk per year will also produce around 20 m3 manure if collected in a slurry form, or more if collected in semi-solid or solid forms. This requires a handling system that minimizes any manual handling.