Milk is considered as a rich source of protein, calcium and all the other major and minor nutrients that are required for our body. It’s a complete meal in itself. Every one of us consumes milk in its original form or its others forms like curd, cheese, butter, ice-cream etc. Have you ever thought, how long the milk production and milk processing goes on before it comes to us for consumption. India is the largest producer as well consumer country of the world. Here, people consume milk in its original form, which comes directly from the dairy farm to the homes of people, where they consume it simply after boiling it. When the milk has to be packaged or converted to any other form yoghurt, cheese, ice-cream, butter etc., it has to undergo a long process to come in that form. The milk that is consumed by humans majorly comes from cows, buffaloes, goats and sheep; and from camel, reindeer etc. in less quantity in some countries.
Milk production and its processing can be a good source of business; however milk being a very sensitive ingredient, can become sour if not properly handled. Being a major source of protein, it can be converted to many other nutritious products.
If you too wish to start up a milk processing business, you need to set up a Dairy plant and include all the Milk production and milk processing equipment. The holding capacity of these equipments will depend on how much milk processing has to be done each day. It can range from 1000L to 5, 00,000L per day. Cream, butter, ghee, toned milk, skimmed milk, double toned milk, and yoghurt etc. is what we usually get from milk processing.