Food items such as milk, cheese, yoghurt and eggs fall in the category of dairy products. Dairy is one of the most important and ever growing industries due to high demand. However just like other farmers dairy farmers also face a number of problems in this economy. Solutions for these issues are not all solved, however the authorities are still in progress to finding a appropriate solutions for these.
Many years ago the dairy industry was run by farmers in very small scale. They would have a barn and few cows and bulls and other animals, and every city and town had few farms. There wasn’t any problem of supplying to the demand due to the availability of many numbers of farms in one town. However as the economy grew and many moved to cities for desk jobs, less farmers were left. Huge farms moved in to big dairy farms that produce large amounts of milk and other dairy products and they have plenty of funds through stakeholders. They have more than 200 cows in these farms and they have a number of assets including vehicles such as a beverage logistics Australia. Small farmers who have less than 50 cows, have to compete with these industry giants in order to keep their business.
The other problem all dairy farmers face is the availability of substitute products. Veganism has become a trend during these couple of years. It is either due to people being against animal cruelty or simply following the trend. Whatever the case due to this substitute products like soy milk, almond milk, and other types cheese and butter substitutes are increasingly seen in the market. Both small scale and large scale dairy farmers have to face this issue and have to come up with solutions in order to keep up their revenue.
Logistics and quality
Dairy farmers have to maintain a high quality in the milk. Mainly due to milk being a very sensitive product and slightest bacteria growth can make it highly dangerous to consume. Starting from milk storage and to distribution farmers have to be very concerned about the hygiene of the product. Small scale farmers may need to hire a bulk liquid tanker in order to sort out safe and high quality ISO tank transportation. It is a must to maintain a certain temperature when transporting milk from the farm. There are fairly critical issues such as the substitute products and the campaigns against the farms due to animal cruelty. The revenues of the dairy farmers can drop drastically if these issues are not addressed.