Handling a large cattle farm is a challenging task. It requires enormous concentration, labour and dedication to run a successful cattle farm. Most of the owner faces many issues in running a farm, and even if there exist most favourable conditions, they have to encounter some losses in the end. Some of the significant challenges confronted by large farm owners are
1) Large Human resourcesMonitoring a large farm where hundreds of cattle are part of it can be gruelling at times. The demand for medication on time, keeping eyes on every cattle to ensure successful breeding, feeding proper diet and cleanliness are some of the essential aspects to be taken care of. These all-important aspects are part of the daily schedule and require considerable manpower but do not assure error-free results. Labourers can help to an extent, but overall hiring cost and not very impressive result end up in loss only.
2) Insemination/breeding cycle delayEven if there are workers, it is impossible to keep an eye on cattle 24*7. Missing single heat stress can cause a massive loss for the owner. Delay in the artificial insemination results in unsuccessful breeding and also affects the health of the cattle.
3) Monitoring cattle's activitySometimes, cattle get sick or get lost while grazing. Keeping an eye on every cow's move is arduous and time-consuming without any assurance of success.
4) High-cost maintenanceOverall, managing a cattle farm falls in the expensive maintenance industry. From taking care of feed to vaccination, on-time artificial insemination to cleanliness, everything requires attention and expenditure. Thus, a bit carelessness shifts the whole business into a loss.