Becoming a Dairy Farmer

Becoming a dairy farmer is never a hard task, especially since no educational requirement must be fulfilled. Other people start this farming business after they earned a diploma in high school, or without graduating.

Some take courses related to chemistry and biology, while others take courses related to business and livestock.

A person willing to be a certified dairy farmer may likely spend some time to work on a farm. It gives him the chance to learn if he wants dairy farming, to be taken as a career. Apart from it, it gives him a real experience different from the classroom. In this article, learn the tips on becoming a farmer.


Although education is not required, still, a dairy farmer must learn the runabouts of achieving production and caring for the livestock. He can start his high school education, taking chemistry and biology courses that may assist him in gaining a full understanding of cattle health, milk production and animal anatomy. Other people pursue their college degrees, in particular with animal science, while some take classes related to business management or livestock production that can develop their skills. Additionally, there are courses in dairy farming of which he can enroll.

A Huge Amount of Money

Apart from education, a person, unless he inherits a big dairy farm typically needs a huge amount of money in getting started in the business. He will need cows, shelter, land, equipment and a wide range of supplies in order to be a certified farmer. Others usually obtain loans just to start this kind of business. Others attempt to cut costs by only having few cows and renting a small dairy farm. For instance, a prospective dairy farmer may start with only fifty cows which is quite a good start.

Equipment in Dairy Farming

Equipment in dairy farming is one of the essential tips on becoming a dairy farmer. It might be a large expense, while you add it on the costs of purchasing cows or renting a farm land. To keep costs relatively low, a person might consider purchasing used equipment rather than buying brand new equipment. He might use all his contacts in order to keep all costs low, like sharing supplies and equipment with co-farmers. Rather, buy those equipments in bulk along with other farmers. You can also ask one from relatives that can temporarily work on farm, keeping all costs low when getting started.


Connect with Dairy Farmers

After the abovementioned tips have been followed, a person must significantly connect with farmers. If you want to become a prospective dairy farmer, it is important to share with others about the tips. Discuss with them about the purchase of supplies and grazing pastures. It might be a big help in order that all farmers in the area can help each other and get together.


  • Mohammad Reza Bagheri said on May 28, 2012
    I live in london and i would like to know how to start dairy farming.
  • maninder singh said on January 24, 2013
    my name is maninder and i would like to start dairy business .I live in brampton ,ON,pl tell me and guide me the total expense and all about the business
  • m s tomar said on August 13, 2014
    I want planing dairy farm house 100 cow so please help I have 4500000 lac rs butt have not a nowlegge so pls you give me guide line thanks
  • Arun said on November 2, 2014
    I live in India and i would like to know how to start dairy farming.
  • vibhu rajpal said on December 1, 2014
    Hi, anyone interested in dairy business farming can contact me on my mail id, i have in depth knowledge and expertise on how to handle dairy and make it a profitable business. MR M.S>tomar you can contact me on my mail id for consultations, Regards, vibhu rajpal


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