Labour Required for Dairy Farming

The dairy farming is a labour intensive enterprise as compared to crop production and other allied enterprises. It has been estimated that on an average one person can look after all activities of 10 milking animals along with their followers excluding the work of harvesting of fodder. Some routine activities such as:

Therefore in case one decides to set up a new farm about:

  • A half of the workers should have earlier experience of working at a dairy farm.
  • Two or three workers have to be trained for the specialized jobs at the dairy farm such as AI, first aid, identification, de-worming etc.

Besides, at large farms technically qualified persons in the field of dairying will have to be hired such as the farm manager, veterinarian, stockmen and the ministerial staff.