Need tips for new cattle farm

Discussion in 'Dairy Cattle Discussion' started by KrisshFarms, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    I'm goin 2 start new cattle farm in tamilnadu. I need some advice from experts and experienced people.
     
  2. charloisfarmer

    charloisfarmer New Member

    86
    1
    0
    What's the weather like how many cattle what breed do u have any facilities
     

  3. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    The location is situated 15 kms far from Courtallam falls and hence it's not a hot place. I've planned 2 buy 4 cattle of holstein. Water facility is available nearby to my farm.
     
  4. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    Hi i'm gonna to buy 4 hf cattle. Anybody know how much it costs in india. I'm also making research but I need some assist to buy the cattle. Based on my research report it costs 40000 rupees for a good cattle. Whether it's right?
     
  5. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
  6. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
    Brown swiss would do better! They are more docile than Holstein. I really recommend you setup some kind of automatic water fountain. Had we not had the automatic waterers when the 2-4 yr drought came along our cattle would have had nothing to drink as all the ponds and streams dried up. Besides that it is cleaner water for them to drink. No poop and urine in it.
     
  7. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    Yeah hf for Holstein Friesian
     
  8. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    While comparing hf and brown swiss i think that hf is better. Isn't it?
     
  9. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
    Not in my opinion or several others on this boards opinion. They are more docile, have more butter fat content in their milk, and produce just slightly under holsteins . Even their bulls are docile. Holstein, jersey, and guernsey bulls are the meanest bulls around. I'd rather step in the ring as a matador with a Spanish fighting bull than be around Holstein, jersey, or guernsey bulls!
     
  10. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    So brown swiss is better and friendly manner while comparing with hf..
     
  11. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
    Yes brown swiss are waaaaay more docile than Holsteins.
     
  12. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
  13. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    Oh thank u so much friend..
     
  14. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
    Not a problem. Always willing to help a fellow cattleman whether dairy or beef! Just because I raise beef cattle does not mean I don't know some things about dairy!
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2015
  15. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    Yeah u r rit.. U know much thing about cattle..
     
  16. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
    I try. My father taught me allot
     
  17. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0
    Whether any disease will be caused to cattle due to continous heavy rainfall?
     
  18. tnsalersbreeder

    tnsalersbreeder Cattle GURU!

    130
    2
    18
    Possible foot rot, if cold outside and rain possible pneumonia also ring worm.

    You got two options with ring worm. Leave it alone and it will go away but is contagious to humans and other animals or iodine sprayed on the lesions themselves seem to work well.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  19. KrisshFarms

    KrisshFarms Sugumar.M

    44
    0
    0