ABOUT HERD VILLAGE
Hardoli Farms thinking is little different than other dairy farms in our area. Our main focus is on the Dairy herd, rather than the milk. Our philosophy is that if we take good care of our herd, they will take good care of us by delivering milk. At Hardoli Farms, we do not expose our herd to unnecessary medicines, including hormones (commonly used to let-down the milk). Hormones create adverse effects for the herd and traces of these hormones have been found in the milk, which certainly is not good for human consumption.
At Hardoli Farms, we had to ensure a 3-month herd feed supply before we bought a single herd. Buffaloes are chosen by Hardoli Farms management due to their milk composition. Buffaloes are less tolerant to heat then other dairy herd and heat stress is very pronounced in buffaloes. To ensure the buffaloes are not stressed, we have Foggers installed at our barns to cool the buffaloes. Buffaloes are kept in an open style barn, where they can roam freely outside and come into the shaded area if they want to.
Buffaloes will not be tied at one place. They will be free to roam around the area and will have abundant water and food. Outside area will also be shaded to provide nice and comfortable space.
Buffaloes will be milked using state-of-the-art GEA DemaTron milk control units. Daily milk composition, milk produced, etc. are all logged into a computer for auditing. These units check for any irregularities in milk composition and will raise an alarm if threshold is crossed.
A veterinarian will be employed full time at Hardoli Farms. He will look after the health of newly born calves as well as the buffaloes. In summer, the inside temperature will be maintained at 35o C max to reduce the heat stress.