In Israel, the climate is either cold and rainy in winter or dry and hot in summer, and overall, the country has limited water resources. Despite these conditions, average milk production per cow in Israel has increased dramatically since the 1950s, from 4,000 kg annually to more than 12,000 kg in 2021.
Israel’s dairy industry consider one of the most advanced in the world. Now the total milk production in Israel is about 1.6 Billion Litres/year (3.53 pounds/year). Advanced technologies including computerized milking and feeding systems, cow-cooling systems, and milk processing equipment, combined with unique farm management techniques have led Israel’s dairy industry to become the global leader in efficiency, production, and sustainability.
Volcani Institute of Ministry of Agriculture has set an example for the world in dairy as the center’s cow farm has all the basic amenities, with every cow having insurance and average production of 50 kg of milk per day.
The Volcani Center is a government research body and serves as the research arm of the Ministry of Agriculture in Israel. The cow farm at the institute has a closed-loop cowshed ecosystem that has about 220 milking cows. The center investigates everything related to the agriculture industry, including dairy cattle.
Milk production in Israel is the highest and the center has cows here that produce over 70 litres a day. Notably, people from all across the world come to see the Israeli closed-loop cowshed which serves as a model for dairy industries worldwide despite the lack of water and fertile land.
The Israeli dairy industry has the highest milk yield per cow despite the heat and humidity. Dairy cows cannot graze in Israel due to unfavorable habitat circumstances, so their diet is based on scientific, online feed analysis, and calculated feed regimens which act as a model of achievement, globally.
Israel has 2 farming systems – the kibbutz large collective farm units; and the moshav, which are family herds organized as a cooperative. There are some 270 kibbutzim in Israel and approximately 450 moshavim.
A typical kibbutz will have between 500 to 900 animals with 8 or 9 employees. Cows are milked 3 times per day. Moshav farms tend to be smaller with around 250 cows, with 3 or 4 employees. But both unique communities have had to adapt to a rapidly changing social and economic reality.
All dairy production is overseen by the Israeli Dairy Board (IDB), which is owned and operated by the government of Israel, major processing companies, and the dairy farmers themselves. Under the IDB, dairy farmers are subject to monthly quotas to divide the annual volume of milk production.
However, because of Israel’s climate and constrained water supply, it is not a significant producer of corn, and no corn is cultivated for feed use. Being the main commodity used by Israel’s feed industry, corn and other grains for ruminant feed must be imported.
Worldwide, inflation has affected feed costs for dairy farmers and, in turn, consumer milk prices. In August 2022, the IDB approved a price hike of 4.9% for dairy products country-wide.
On the other hand, India is the world’s largest milk producer. It produced a massive 187.7 million tonnes in 2018-19. While urban areas consume 52 percent of the total milk, rural regions use the rest. The unorganized sector, comprising milkmen and contractors, caters to 60 percent of the milk in urban areas. The size of dairy farms in India is usually small, consisting of 2-5 animals each.
Hence, the Indian Milk industry focuses more on encouraging the animal healthcare industry to play a vital role in safeguarding the animal husbandry interests of the nation.
The Indian animal health market is currently witnessing strong growth. Animal health refers to the regular monitoring of the health of domesticated animals or livestock. It includes the development of veterinary drugs, feed additives, pharmaceuticals, and biologics. Furthermore, it involves ensuring a constant food supply and preventing the outbreak of various zoonotic diseases, such as feline leukemia, animal flu, Lyme disease, and tick infestation, caused by viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
Through new approaches and paradigms, the animal health industry has evolved and propelled animal husbandry to new heights of glory. India’s surge to the top of milk and egg production reinforces the significance of the Animal Health Industry. The Animal health industry is working together and strengthening Animal Husbandry in the country.
- Challenges of the dairy industry in India: –
- Dairy is a regional industry, with a highly fragmented supply – its industry environment is anything but basic. The fundamental challenge in dairy is maintaining quality and quantity within a diversified supply base.
- Indian markets with the greatest growth potential are also among the least developed in infrastructure and consumer awareness.
- As a perishable, dairy requires more complex supply chain operations and logistics are required to ensure freshness and safety.
- Supply Chain has become increasingly complex in cities as new value-added segments and alternative products have taken off with surprising speed, intensifying competitive pressures and the need to innovate constantly.
- For dairy processors, creating value comes with many challenges. Different product segments yield very different levels of margins. The key to success in dairy, therefore, lies in finding the sweet spot of growth and margins. It takes an understanding of the market’s unique characteristics and supply-and-demand dynamics to innovate constantly in Indian market.
- Investment and return potential vary significantly with choice of product-mix and type of processing segment focused on. Example It is observed that EBIT margins of ~3 percent exists in commodity segments (Milk and SMP) while value added segments such as ice cream, yogurt, cheese and whey show EBIT margins of ~20 percent.
Few Israeli companies offering innovative technologies for the Indian market: –
Dairy Machine Manufacturer
Tessa Dairy Machinery designs and manufactures a variety of custom- made processing plants for facilities ranging in scale from small dairy farms to large cooperative dairy plants.
Fresh milk, milk powder, and skimmed milk can all be processed on Tessa’s mini-dairy lines, which are designed to transform raw materials
into products such as pasteurized milk, yogurt, cream, sour cream, cottage cheese, and butter.
The lines are fully equipped with everything needed for a full production cycle, including equipment for receiving and cooling milk, pasteurization, separation, fermentation, and packing finished products. The lines also include all necessary auxiliary units and equipment such as pumps, filters, pipes and valves, and communication and interface components.
Tessa also makes canning lines, automatic lines that manufacture and package fruit juice, and machinery that can process fruits and vegetables into food items such as jams and mashed potatoes.
Cow Monitoring and Milking Systems
SCR Dairy/Allflex Livestock intelligence is a world leader in cow monitoring, all animal identifications and advanced dairy milking & complete dairy turnkey parlors. We are owned by MSD Animal Health, therefore we offer the most complete monitoring and treating solution in the market. We introduced the world best selling monitoring tag over 10 years ago and we monitor with it over 7 million animals all over the world. We are market leader in the Philippines in monitoring and animal identification and we offer the world only DNA tag.
Fully Automating the Milking Process
miRobot – Fully Automating the Traditional Milking Process.
miRobot is an innovative add-on robotic solution that automates the complete milking procedure (pre and post), integrating with the existing milking system to bring full automation to the milk parlor.
The miRobot innovative technology allows farmers to milk stalls simultaneously, with only one supervisor overseeing the whole parlor. The results are reduced labor costs, shortened milking sessions which in turn increase parlor capacity; and improved milk quality, yield, and cow health.
The miRobot technology will be fit into every type of parlor, stall, and milking system. The solution is compact, highly durable, and extremely easy to integrate and operate, making it a cost-effective solution for milking parlors of every size.
Antibiotic Replacement Drugs for Animal Health
Mileutis is a clinical-stage company that is developing and commercializing natural peptides for animal and human health.
Mileutis uses its platform to develop novel, protein-based therapeutics, acting independently and through strategic partnerships with biopharmaceutical companies.
The company’s biopharmaceutical products are focused on chronic and infectious diseases, with the goal of enabling significant reductions in antibiotic use in human and animal health management. In the veterinary market, Mileutis is developing drugs for subclinical mastitis and acute metritis. The company’s human health products involve bioactive peptides derived from milk proteins.
Dairy Equipment and Processing
MGT Liquid & Process Systems specializes in the design and manufacture of custom stainless-steel tanks mixing systems, road tankers and process solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food, chemical, ink and paint industries.
Our systems have been installed at facilities around the world for well- known brands in diverse industries.
We take great pride in our ability to adjust to each customer’s specific project requirements and demands. We are a high-value supplier, one that combines expertise with innovative engineering, to produce high- quality solutions to meet the needs of our customers.
Dairy Management Systems
ENGS Systems develops and delivers technological solutions for the dairy industry. The company uses management software to transfer data to the customer in real time, upgrade daily operations, enhance working efficiency, and reduce costs for all farm types, management teams, and herd sizes.
ENGS offers several products in the areas of heat detection, milking management, portable watch IDs, animal welfare, and turnkey projects, and its solutions are fully compliant with official industry standards. The company’s goal is to improve the overall dairy management process and to create a daily routine of ease, accuracy, efficiency, profitability, and control for farmers.
Non-Antibiotic Treatment of Mastitis in Dairy Cow
Developed, manufactured and markets the 1st non-antibiotic treatment for Bovine Mastitis using Acoustic Pulse Technology (APT). Although treated with antibiotics, Bovine Mastitis is the leading cause for losses to the dairy industry accounts for several billions of dollars in annual losses.
Bovine Mastitis affect milk yield, milk quality and increase the risk for culling.
By using Acoustic Pulse Technology (APT) udder tissue regeneration and rehabilitation of function is restored, yielding to higher milk production, higher milk quality and lower culling rates leading to high profitability and quick ROI.
APT device is simple to operate, hand-held, mobile and powered by air pressure to allow treatment in every setting.
Dairy Equipment and Packing Machines
“ABL Technologies Ltd” is a global dairy project company that provide consumers compete “TURN KEY” solutions with world leading milk processing technologies, starting from project design, equipment supply as well as complete project operation including operation, training and know-how
All projects are tailored and specialized for production milk products according customers target markets. Global world communities with different tastes and traditional dairy cuisine extend beyond countries. Demand for high quality dairy products increased and considered health product s as well as gourmet food for being fresh, locally produced and completely natural.
Unique concept of “ONE STOP TECHNOLOGY SHOP” presents many advantages for consumers, allowing to receive technical and technological support from one professional source.
“ABL” Milk processing lines, are the ideal industrial solutions for projects effectively. By uniting all aspects of the milk processing project, “ABL” company brings sophisticated process lines to consumers’ doorstep. Provides the most advanced process technology, and innovation, accompanied by high-profit potential.