BusinessMoney 77 Comments In India, cow has stayed a very sacred animal from time immemorial. For generations, this domestic animal has remained part and parcel of our households. In Maharashtra, the tradition of keeping cows and producing milk products has almost created a milk flood in the country. These cows have the black and white colors and in India, this breed is also very popular.
Murali D It is well past sunset, and the farm animals have begun their rest, except for a calf playing around. And, my guest for the evening telephonic interview, Santhosh D. Singhis carrying on the conversation, even while attending to his agricultural duties. I can hear some ducks quacking, and it seems that the breeze from Haalenahalli in Doddaballapur is almost wafting through to Chennai.
Well, you can be excused for getting into a fantasy land, when listening to Santhosh talk passionately about his journey from IT to dairy, from being an employee in multinational technology companies to founding Amrutha Dairy Farms. The beginning After completing my post-graduation from Bangalore, I spent the first decade of my work life in the information technology industry, working for IT majors like Dell, and America Online.
Those were the heydays of IT in India, and I got an opportunity to travel the globe as part of work. These travels exposed me to various possibilities of making money while being engaged in an enterprise which would take me closer to nature not just on weekends but all through the week. Thus began my quest to venture into the dairy industry.
After getting my family on board about my decision to exit the corporate world, I immersed myself into conceptualising and giving shape to the dairy enterprise as it is today by leveraging my expertise around project management, process improvement, business intelligence, analytics, and resource management that i had accumulated over the years of professional life.
I decided to get into dairy farming, as this was a relatively stable and profitable business in the unpredictable world that is Indian agriculture sector. The switch from the confines of air-conditioned work spaces to the dairy farm exposed to the elements 24 X 7 has been a revealing and invigorating experience.
As part of my education, I stayed over in functioning dairy farms to get a first-hand feel of staying next to livestock and tending to them. These stays at farms and the training gave me the confidence that rearing cows was something I would love to do long term and is indeed a lucrative vocation.
Three cows, three acres My dairy had its inception with the introduction of 3 cows into my three-acre farmland which was originally intended to serve as a weekend getaway from town. This was three years back.
I commenced milk production and personally took care of feeding the cows, bathing them, milking and cleaning their sheds every day. The original plan envisaged incrementally adding milch cows and stabilise at around 20 cows in the first year; with this in mind, I created an infrastructure for 20 cows.
My interaction with NABARD made me realise that, to fully leverage the resources being deployed, we need to scale up the operation to heads of cattle; this would create a capacity for 1, lts of milk every day and was projected to have an annual turnover of over Rs 1 crore.
With the price of dairy products seeing year-on-year increase, over the past 5 years, the margins in the business are healthy. It was a great vote of confidence and an awesome confidence-booster when NABARD awarded Silver Medal for taking initiatives to get in to dairy farming.
State Bank of Mysore came to fund this reworked project plan. With funding in place, I went full steam and installed the infrastructure to support cows.
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