Dairy Farmer, Dairy Worker, Dairy Farm Helper

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard pass

Not required

The tasks a Dairy Farm Worker, General is expected to perform include:Attending to dairy farm livestock of resident and non-resident owners

Attending and feeding herds of cows and buffaloes

Aiding in calving, dehorning and vaccination

Keeping barns, stalls, containers and dairy equipment in clean and sanitary condition

Milking cows and buffaloes as required by hand or by machine

Mixing and blending feed for farm livestock

Keeping dairy records such as feed consumed, individual milk production, gestation periods of cows and buffaloes, etc.

Skilled in handling and controlling the livestock

Knowledge of animal gestation and birthing process

Skilled in calving, dehorning, etc.Knowledge of how to perform vaccination

Knowledge of milk pasteurization

Skilled in using farm equipment, milking machines, etc.Familiar with animal moods and psychology

Efficient in maintaining hygiene and cleanliness

Knowledge of vaccinations, animal safety measures, etc.Knowledge of the latest technological advancements

Proficient in basic arithmetic

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

It is a field job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

May be required to supervise other Workers and Helpers

Local travelling maybe part of the job

Working hours

No fixed working hours

Overtime is common during gestation and birthing periods

Shift system is applicable in most dairies

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, foul smell, contaminants, dung, manure, dust, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using sharp tools, heavy machinery, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR 90 to INR 340 per day3(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Emerging Trends in the Dairy Sector in India4Based on estimates by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), the demand for milk in India is likely to reach 180 million tonnes by 2022. To supply the market, an average incremental increase of 5 million tonnes per annum over the next 15 years is required ? a doubling of the average incremental rate achieved over the past 15 years. Liberalization of the dairy sector in recent years has encouraged private investment in dairying. Large Indian and multinational corporations, such as Reliance, Pepsi and Coca-Cola, are planning significant investments. With the rising investment plans by giant companies, opportunities for Dairy Farm Workers are beginning to expand in this sector.


Dairy farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organization

Job openings are in Tier I, Tier II and Tier III cities5