Younus PoonawalaDAIRY FARM MANAGEMENT
Introduction, Automation and Case Study
Younus Poonawala, Tekmindz
Pune, 2010
© 2010...
Topics Covered
• Part 1 – Introduction
– Introduction to Dairy Farming
– Need for Dairy Farming
– Facts and Figures
• Part...
PART I
INTRODUCTION
“where our milk products come from?”
Introduction to Dairy Farming

Dairy farming is an enterprise, for long-term
production of milk and milk products, usuall...
Why do Dairy Farming?
• Dairying is an important source of subsidiary
income to small/marginal farmers and agricultural
la...
Facts & Figures

India is the largest manufacturer of dairy products
in the world with 115*10kg/y. Followed by United
Sta...
PART II
AUTOMATION
“man vs. machines, endless saga”
Introduction to
Dairy Farming Automation
What is Dairy Automation?
• Dairy Automation System provides an
effective services and solutions platform that
enables val...
Need of Automation!
-to produce more
-make more money
-get better returns from labor
-comply with a law or local conventio...
Solutions to Automate!
• Automatic/Manual Milking System
• Milk Cooling
• Dairy Herd Management
• Breeding/Health – Lifeti...
Features involved in a typical DMS
* Growth measurements
* Heifer management
* Herd grouping
* Vet check (Herd Health) lis...
Dairy Herd Management
maintaining of lifetime animals records of cow and buffalo
data analysis and report generation
data ...
PART III
CASE STUDY
“Solutions automating real life situations”
“Businesses worldwide are busy
trying to reduce their cost base to
keep afloat. That is no different in the
dairy industry...
Market Leaders
• Alpro Windows
• Barn Owl 2000
• Cattle Manager -
• Dairy Enterprise
• Dairy Live
• Dairy Plan
• Dairy SFT...
Infovet's Herdman!
DAIRY ANIMAL PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM
With
HERDMAN
(DAIRY ANIMAL DATA RECORDING SYSTEM)
Validat...
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  1. 1. Younus PoonawalaDAIRY FARM MANAGEMENT Introduction, Automation and Case Study Younus Poonawala, Tekmindz Pune, 2010 © 2010 - 2011 Samin Tekmindz India Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved
  2. 2. Topics Covered • Part 1 – Introduction – Introduction to Dairy Farming – Need for Dairy Farming – Facts and Figures • Part 2 – Automation – Introduction to Dairy Farming Automation – Need for Automating Dairy Farm Management – Areas to Automate in a Dairy Farm – Features of a typical DMS – Elaborate a Feature :: Herd Management • Part 3 – Case Study : Herd Management – Expert's Advice – Market Leaders/Available options – Herd management using Infovet's Herdman
  3. 3. PART I INTRODUCTION “where our milk products come from?”
  4. 4. Introduction to Dairy Farming  Dairy farming is an enterprise, for long-term production of milk and milk products, usually from dairy cows but also from goats and sheep, which may be either processed on-site or transported to a dairy factory for processing and eventual retail sale.  In short, it is a farm for producing milk and milk products.
  5. 5. Why do Dairy Farming? • Dairying is an important source of subsidiary income to small/marginal farmers and agricultural laborers. • The manure from animals provides a good source of organic matter for improving soil fertility and crop yields. • The surplus fodder and agricultural by-products are gainfully utilized for feeding the animals. • A farmer can earn a gross surplus of about Rs. 12,000 per year from a unit consisting of 2 milking buffaloes.
  6. 6. Facts & Figures  India is the largest manufacturer of dairy products in the world with 115*10kg/y. Followed by United States (80*10kg/y) and Germany (39*10kg/y).  New Zealand is the largest exporter of dairy products.  In India, Milk production alone involves more than 70 million producers, each raising one or two cows/ buffaloes primarily for milk production.  World over dairy animal productivity has increased to many-fold, whereas in India the milk production and fertility have remained more or less static over several decades.
  7. 7. PART II AUTOMATION “man vs. machines, endless saga”
  8. 8. Introduction to Dairy Farming Automation
  9. 9. What is Dairy Automation? • Dairy Automation System provides an effective services and solutions platform that enables value added services to the dairy farming business. It ensures continually enhanced productivity at an affordable cost of production. • Many countries have achieved remarkable progress by setting up animal data recording system.
  10. 10. Need of Automation! -to produce more -make more money -get better returns from labor -comply with a law or local convention -easy to manage, monitor and control
  11. 11. Solutions to Automate! • Automatic/Manual Milking System • Milk Cooling • Dairy Herd Management • Breeding/Health – Lifetime Reports • Feed/Manure Management • Performance Monitor Reports • Human Resource Management • Accounting/Budgeting/Inventory/Production/Tr acking/Security and many many more...
  12. 12. Features involved in a typical DMS * Growth measurements * Heifer management * Herd grouping * Vet check (Herd Health) list * Breeding program * Group movement * Bulk tank & equipment details * Dairy economic links * Production costs * Recommended AI sires (download or manual) * Classification (download or manual) * Genetic indexes (download or manual) * Pedigrees * Parentage * Total lactation production * Vaccination scheduling * Family trees * Id tidy * Cow comments * Pedigree award line * Registration - online or print form * Links with milking parlor systems * Create custom reports * Animal identification * Batch & individual Herd Health findings * Calving data * Individual & batch service events * Batch & individual dry-off dates * Milk production * Download DHI test date files * Auxiliary traits * Projected production * Body condition scores * Hoof trimming & hoof care * ALL disease records * Mastitis records * Lameness records * Health test information & results * Semen inventory * Embryo events * Cull/Sell/Mortality * Kept open * Links with milk parlor systems * Digital image on cow card * Quick identification
  13. 13. Dairy Herd Management maintaining of lifetime animals records of cow and buffalo data analysis and report generation data analysisand management information systems custom design for different breeds fertility and production indices moderately literate farmer can operate the software categories of animals, such as, calves, heifers, adults, breeding bulls and working bullocks records of culled, sold or died animals maintained in archive files details of treatment given during the entire herd lifetime Master entries, Breeding, production, health/lifetime records, reports and herd performance analysis udder examination report Feeding details in respect of each animal
  14. 14. PART III CASE STUDY “Solutions automating real life situations”
  15. 15. “Businesses worldwide are busy trying to reduce their cost base to keep afloat. That is no different in the dairy industry. We believe the goal of doing more with less can be achieved by supporting farm managers with suitable technology, not rocket-science inventions necessarily but simple solutions already available can really make a difference” - DeLaval Vice President Business Area Aftermarket & Services Tim Nicolaï told a news conference. Expert's AdviceExpert's Advice
  16. 16. Market Leaders • Alpro Windows • Barn Owl 2000 • Cattle Manager - • Dairy Enterprise • Dairy Live • Dairy Plan • Dairy SFT • Siga Dairy • Dairy Suite • Dairy Champ • Dairy Comp – 305 • Dairy man • Dairy Quest • Infovet Herdman • DHI – Plus • PCDART
  17. 17. Infovet's Herdman! DAIRY ANIMAL PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM With HERDMAN (DAIRY ANIMAL DATA RECORDING SYSTEM) Validated Under projects supported by Bombay Veterinary College, Parel, Mumbai 400 012, India National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development, Mumbai India Country Development Marketplace-World Bank Extensively tested at Chitale Dairy / Sangamner Milk Union, Maharashtra Several Livestock Research Stations of Agricultural Universities More than 50 Commercial Dairy Farms Recommended In Draft Report of the Farmers’ Commission of Government of India
  18. 18. © 2010 - 2011 Samin Tekmindz India Pvt. Ltd. All rights reserved
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