Community Milking is a method of collecting milk through a conveniently located milking machine (often called as milking parlors) from those cattle farmers having lesser number of cattle and thus finding it difficult to invest in modern milking machines due to high cost. The milk producers in the vicinity bring their animals to these parlors which enables fast and hygienic milking. This milk is supplied to the bulk cooler immediately. Community milking helps in increasing the production, quality & also reduces man-power, cost and time.

Farmer Centric Objectives


  • To improve herd productivity by extension & education.
  • To improve quality & quantity of milk
  • To reduce incidences of Mastitis
  • To provide comfortable milking facility
  • To provide exercise to animals by way of walking them to the milking parlors
  • To enable farmers to understand the merits of milking machines

The above objectives help farmer to improve his earnings in a significant manner

Dairy Centric Objectives

  • To procure clean & hygienic milk within the shortest possible time
  • To provide a facility to small cattle farmers with less animals and those who are unable to purchase costly milking machines
  • To improve herd productivity &increase returns for the farmers
  • Deliver consistent quality & taste of products for export & domestic use

Model for Community Milking Parlours

Benefits of Community Milking

  • Reduced dependability on human resource/hand milking
  • Daily exercise to animals while walking them to parlors increases productivity
  • Complete milking of animal is possible
  • Increase in milk production
  • Increase in milk quality
  • Incidence of Mastitis reduced
  • Farmer can increase his herd size without bothering about the milking problem
  • Farmer can devote more attention to nutrition & health of his herd due to availability of time
  • Mechanization without investment

Benefits to the Dairy

  • Increased MBRT from 40min to 4 hours (Raw milk)
  • SPC reduced from 30 lac to 2.5 lac per ml of milk
  • Assured raw milk quality as the issue is addressed at collection level itself
  • Improvement in quality & taste of milk
  • Reduced customer complaints

Benefits for Collection Centres

  • Availability of clean and unadulterated milk
  • Improved quality of milk
  • Easy billing system
  • Easy spread of awareness with the benefits offered to the farmers
  • Reduced souring of milk
  • Increase in income due to supply of premium quality milk


  • There was a remarkable improvement in the raw milk quality
  • The total bacterial count is reduced remarkably
  • Incidences of clinical mastitis was reduced by 50%
  • Loss due to spoilage of milk reduced to less than 0.3%
  • Improvement in quality and quantity of milk and by-products