Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
A Comprehensive study on the prevailing automation and infrastructure in urban dairy sector
Bhavya Y, Suresh Rathod, Sarjan Rao K and Nalini Kumari
The present study was conducted in the ten commercial dairy farms maintaining minimum of 100 animals as a herd and adopted the automization in and around Hyderabad city of Telangana State. Application of automatic technologies is a growing trend in the livestock industry and plays an important role in the future prospects. In milking automation majority were using bucket milking machines (40%) followed by rotary parlor(30%), herring-bone parlor (20%) and a combination of bucket milking machines and parlor(10%). Infrastructure and automation in storage and processing study has revealed that BMC’s (80%) are popular at the farms and others are having combination of BMC’s, pasteurization, Clean in place, quality control, packaging and value addition. In feeding automation, TMR, silo, wagons were used. For harvesting and chopping of fodder all the dairy units are using relevant equipment’s of which fixed chaff-cutters are majority (60%) in use. Automatic identification by RFID collars and ear tags were only found. Automatic estrous detectors such as activity meters on collars or pedometers on legs are in use. For waste handling and disposal mechanical scrapers, biogas plant (80%) are used more prominently in the studied dairy units. In summer management majority were using a combination of sprinklers and fans and a combination of foggers and fans.
How to cite this article:
Bhavya Y, Suresh Rathod, Sarjan Rao K and Nalini Kumari. A Comprehensive study on the prevailing automation and infrastructure in urban dairy sector. 2018; 7(4): 25-29.