Scripting success story through dairy farming

 Many educated feel that agriculture is meant only for illiterate people. However, here are two brothers who have scripted success story in dairy farming through sheer hard work and dedication.

Deserting the life in Bangalore city, the two brothers  stepped into an unknown field and has achieved success.

Venkata Narasimha and his brother Keshavamurthy in Hanumanahalli have become model for other farmers in the State.

Venkatanarasimha was working as a mechanical engineer in a private firm in Bangalore. However, now he is completely at ease feeding cattle in a cowshed.

Their father late Sooryanarayana Rao used to visit the family deity at Yagati 40 years ago. After the death of Rao, the family shifted to Bangalore. Over the years, they purchased 10 acre land in Yagati.

The family sold their house and land in Mysore and Bangalore and settled down in Hanumanahalli.

At a time when Kadur was reeling under drought situation and farmers were engaged in selling their cattle, Venkata Narasimha purchased H F breed cattle from Doddaballapura and ventured into dairy farming.

“I purchased five cows by paying Rs 40,000 each. On the guidance of Veterinary doctor Dr Kotresh, I purchased 20 more cows.”

“To ensure that there was no shortage of fodder, we started growing fodder in our estate. We were purchasing fodder when we fell short of it,” they said.

Using cow dung and organic wastes available from the estate, we have started preparing compost and has been selling 25 tonne compost once in six months and two tonne vermi compost once in three months.  At present, there are 45 cows in their cow shed. They supply 440 litres milk to Yagati Milk Procuring Centre and has been fetching Rs 1.5 lakh profit per year.

The family members with the help of two labourers clean the cow shed. “If we respond to our needs, then we will not face shortage of labourers.”  
The brothers attributes their success to the support they received from their family, particularly wife and children.

Comments (+)