Some of the awards we have received are Arasikere Sahithya Sammelana Taluk Progressive Dairy Farmer Award 2011, Hassan District Kannada Rajyothsava Progressive Dairy Farmer Award 2012, State Level Corp Award for Progressive Dairy Farmer Award 2012. Apart from that, we have been appointed as Director to the GKVK, Bangalore as a recognised Agro Industrialist for two years.
With this experience, Maruthi Dairy has also started consultancy services in setting up Model Integrated Dairy Farms in South India (10 - 500 cows) and has taken up authorised distributorship for marketing of an Australian company’s hydroponic green fodder growing machines for state of Karnataka.
Future plans at our dairy include streamlining of all season dry fodder storing shed, expansion of additional bio-gas unit i.e., 60 cum/day digester to increase the operational period of bio-genset, streamlining the compost handling area, installing surveillance cameras to monitor and control round the clock farm activities, adopting breeding policy, segregating the heifers from adult dry animals section, commissioning economical TMR mixing plant, setting up a tiny milk processing unit to produce milk products, packaging of organic manure, creating educational and training tools for visitors, create our farm products brand in local market, create awareness to local farmers about the importance of organic manures in agriculture.
Animal farming aspirants visit our dairy farm everyday from various parts of Karnataka and from neighbouring states to understand and learn the key aspects of dairy farming, on whom we impress that dairy farming is not just a time pass side activity, but a full fledged business activity.
Written by Kasturiraju, partner in Maruthi Dairy who goes with the forum id kasturiraju