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An Inspirational Story of a Teacher on the Path of Dairy Farming

An Inspirational Story of a Teacher on the Path of Dairy Farming

Introduction

  • Smt. Gurvinder Kaur is a small scale farmer with three acres of land. She is well qualified and gained her education upto M.A, B.Ed. She worked as a teacher in a private school till 2014. She decided to venture out with a dream of becoming a successful agripreneur. She cultivates Wheat, Maize, Rice, Moong, Mash in Poplar in 3 acres of agricultural land and rears three Sahiwal Cows in her farm.She wants to cultivate highest quality of crop for her family and provide her customers the best quality to live a healthy life.

Training

  • She underwent a training programme on “Dairy Farming” conducted by Dairy Development Department where she learned about various aspects of dairy farming including selection of dairy animals, housing, feeding, breeding and scientific management of dairy cows. After that she established a small dairy unit in her farm with 1 Holstein Friesian cow in the year 2014 as an additional enterprise and experienced persistent growth in milk production by adopting scientific dairy farming practices.

Achievements

: y Her learnings from the training led to increase in her monthly income. The increase in income has motivated her to expand her farm activities and shift towards mechanization by purchasing chaff cutter, milking machine and silage unit.Currently, she has 4 Holstein Friesian milching animals and became a successful dairy entrepreneur and producing 90 litres of milk per day which is sold to verka dairy and consumers in her village.

Contributing factors for the success

  • Constant moral support from the family to achieve milestones in the field of agriculture and dairy farming

Importance for farmers

  • She took up dairy farming and gave away a promising career, she is truly a role Model for other farmers in the district. She has proven that the adoption of technology in dairy farming will facilitate in maximising the profit and the tehnical backstopping backed with guidance, mentorship, and timely help about the latest trends in agritech sector help in reaping benefits.

Source : Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare



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