When the price of buying manure for his coconut grove turned unaffordable, Hakeem turned to dairy farming.
V Hakeem is up by 2 a.m. He then walks nearly a kilometer to his coconut grove, the place he wakes up his eight migrant employees. And they begin engaged on his dairy farm in Kamblichungam, close to Chittur.
When the price of buying manure for his coconut grove turned unaffordable, Hakeem turned to dairy farming. He explains, “So I decided to build up a dairy farm inside the grove.”
After eight years, Hakeem now has over 150 cows and offers 650 liters of milk every day to the Panniperunthala milk group, of which he’s the president.
On Friday, he bought the dairy growth division’s greatest farmer award for the district. He provided 1.36 lakh liters of milk final 12 months. J Chinchurani, Minister of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development, offered the award.
“What brings in the outcomes is the farmer’s involvement,” Hakeem explains. “We have native varieties like Sahiwal, Vechur, and Gir, in addition to high-breed kinds like Holstein Friesian and Jerseys.”
He now intends to put in a machine that may milk 20 cows in seven minutes routinely. “It will lessen the workload,” he says.
Dairy farmers, in accordance with Hakeem, must be paid not less than Rs 50 per liter to supply a minimal return on funding, contemplating the rising value of feed and different inputs.
Kerala’s milk manufacturing has elevated to nearly 27.91 lakh tons per 12 months. However, the State nonetheless has to depend on neighboring states to produce 30% of its wants. If the industrial, cooperative, and authorities sectors compete on an equal footing in Kerala, milk manufacturing might quadruple in ten years.
If prices are successfully managed, the dairy farming enterprise could be very profitable. The value of cattle feed is an important working value within the dairy farming enterprise. On one part of their land, farmers can select to develop fodder for his or her cattle.
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