Dairy Cattle: Principles, Practices, Problems, Profits

Author: Richard Carol Foley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 693

View: 6895

Profitable dairy farming, breeding better dairy cattle, principles of nutrition and feeding practices, reproduction and lactation, herd management, marketing.

Blueprints for Tropical Dairy Farming

How to Develop the Infrastructure to Increase Domestic Milk Production in Tropical Developing Countries

Author: John Moran,Philip Chamberlain

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1486306470

Category: Dairy farming

Page: N.A

View: 1710

Dairy Farming as a Business

Unlocking the Potential of the Dairy Cow

Author: Wendell Van Gunst

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457550369

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 5385

This textbook was developed as a practical curriculum to present the basics of how to care for a modern dairy cow and how to make her more productive. This book is the heart of the teaching in our Dairy as Business School in Gulu, Uganda. This textbook is also the blueprint for the practices and protocols we expect our research farm known as Gulu Uganda Country dairy in Gulu, Uganda to follow every day. It is our intent that this curriculum present a dairy farm as a genuine business operation that to be successful must follow proven dairy cattle protocols and business practices. It was designed to get beyond theory and present the practical steps to a successful dairy farm. Our hope is that this book will challenge you to adopt these principles as you evaluate your dairy farm or consider starting a new one. Information on this training school and research farm can be seen on Facebook at Gulu Uganda Country Dairy.

Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics

Author: John Moran

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643107401

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 2612

Dairy consumption in Asia has more than doubled over the last 25 years, and has led to more than 50% of the world’s total dairy imports now entering Asian markets. Consequently, Asian countries are seeking to improve their self-sufficiency in dairy produce by developing their local milk industries. Asian livestock importers are looking for increasing numbers of high grade dairy stock from established dairy industries in countries such as Australia and New Zealand. Unfortunately, a major problem encountered throughout Asia has been the poor performance of these exotic high grade dairy heifers when exported from their country of origin to a new, more stressful environment. This has been due to a failure to prepare for their introduction. Exotic dairy cows, particularly those from farms with high levels of herd performance, have high management requirements. If subjected to local and traditional small holder dairy farm practices, they are unlikely to produce acceptable yields of milk or may not even get back into calf. Poor management practices can lead to low growth rates, delayed breeding, stock diseases and even deaths among imported stock both before and after first calving. Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics addresses the entire range of management practices found on tropical small holder dairy farms, highlighting those which are likely to adversely impact on heifer and cow performance, hence farm profitability. It is a companion volume to two previous manuals written by John Moran: Tropical Dairy Farming and Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers.

Dairy Production and Processing

The Science of Milk and Milk Products

Author: John R. Campbell,Robert T. Marshall

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478632615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

View: 1671

A productive dairy industry is vital to providing safe, high-quality milk that fulfills the nutritional needs of people of all ages around the world. In order to achieve that goal, Campbell and Marshall present a timely, lucid, and comprehensive look at today’s dairy industry. Dairy Production and Processing offers not only a fundamental understanding of dairy animals, dairy products, and the production aspects of each, but also a wealth of applied information on the scope of the current milk and milk products industry. The application of basic sciences and technologies throughout the text will serve students well not only as they learn the first principles of dairy science, but also as a professional reference in their careers. Study questions can be found at the conclusion of each chapter, along with relevant and informative websites. An extensive glossary is provided to enable readers to expand their knowledge of selected terms. Topics found in this instructive and insightful text include: • an overview of the dairy industry, • dairy herd breeding and records, • the feeding and care of dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and water buffalo, • important principles of milking and milking facilities, • dairy farm management, • milk quality and safety, and • the production of milk and milk products.

Dairy Cattle Feeding and Management

Author: Carl William Larson,Fred Silver Putney,Harry Oram Henderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dairying

Page: 557

View: 5287

The relation of dairying to agriculture. The components of plants and animals. The work of digestion. The use of food in the body. Milk secretion. Selection of feeds. Desirable characteristics of ration. The development of feeding standards. Balancing rations for individual cows. Balancing rations for the herd. Feeding for milk production. Feed and management of cows on test. Effect of abnormal and unusual rations. Silage and silos. Hay and haymaking. Pastures. Soiling crops and summer silage. Some details in dairy cattle management. Rainsing the dairy calf. Care and development of the dairy heifer. Feeding and care of the sire. The principles of dairy-cattle breeding. The selection on the seire. Dairy herd development. Keeping records on the dairy farm. Production records. Fitting dairy animals for show. Common diseases of dairy animals. Dairy barns-construction and arrangement. Dairy barn equipment. The production on high-grade milk. Methods of marketing milk. Milk production, cost accounts, principles and methods.

Principles of Cattle Production

Author: Phillips, C.J.C.

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640544

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 6378

This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.

Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows

Author: John Moran,Scott McDonald

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643102167

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 264

View: 7379

This book is the first detailed and comprehensive guide to the use of feedpads in the dairy industry, from planning and construction to day-to-day management, written especially for farmers. With ongoing droughts and access to water driving up the cost of conserved forages and feeding concentrates, feedpads offer flexible and efficient systems to maximise returns on feeding expensive supplements to grazing dairy cows, and form part of the risk management strategy for dairy farms. Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows covers all the aspects of animal husbandry involved in running a successful system and addresses key issues such as formulating rations to balance grazed pasture, management of farm labour and effluent management. The key principles of dairy nutrition are explained along with the concept of partial mixed rations and the range of potential ingredients. The authors also cover the physical features of feedpad design and construction and provide a checklist for planning a feedpad. They discuss important issues such as cow welfare, animal health and the management of effluent, including cleaning the pad, storing and recycling these solids and liquids on farm while minimising feedpad odours, flies and vermin. This book demonstrates a wide range of long-term economic benefits and will play an important role in helping dairy farmers achieve higher farm profitability.

Cattle Farming in South Africa

Author: Andrew Murray Bosman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cattle

Page: 458

View: 915

The cattle industry in South Africa. The Principles of Breeding. Feeds and feeding. Care and management of cattle.

Dairy Cattle Science

Author: Howard D. Tyler,M. Eugene Ensminger

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 417

View: 1996

A fundamental source of information in agricultural education, this book is extremely reader-friendly and organized into specific, short topics within broad general sections. Its coverage encompasses the skills needed to be competitive in today's industry, and emphasizes the need for possessing a healthy balance between understanding the scientific principles of dairy science and the practical art of implementing those principles. A nine-part organization covers the dairy industry, genetic improvement, dairy nutrition, dairy feeds, reproductive physiology, lactation physiology, dairy health and disease, dairy cow comfort, and integrating disciplines: dairy management systems. For individuals interested in the agricultural field.

Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers

Author: John Moran

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643098712

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

View: 1493

Most countries in South-East Asia have established smallholder dairy farming industries through social welfare and rural development programs to provide a regular cash flow for poorly resourced farmers. These farms are now being treated as accepted rural industries and require a more business-minded approach based on changes to farm profitability. Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers gives smallholder dairy farmers the business management skills they will need to remain sustainable. Drawing on detailed financial analyses of smallholders in countries such as Pakistan, Thailand and Malaysia, it shows how to budget cash inputs to match cash outflows during different seasons of the year, and how to invest wisely in improving cattle housing and feeding systems. If farmers make greater use of formats and structures for farm costs and returns, it will increase their awareness of the relative importance of all their financial inputs in terms of cost of production per kilogram of milk produced on the farm. It will also allow them to make more meaningful and timely decisions by correctly costing planned changes to their routine farming practices. The book will also be of use to support organisations to more clearly define the key drivers of profit on smallholder farms, and to government departments and national dairy organisations to routinely evaluate and update their industry policies.

Principles of Cattle Production

Author: C. J. C. Phillips

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845933974

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 233

View: 7186

This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.

The principles of dairy farming

Author: Ken Slater,Kenneth Russell

Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Pubns

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 359

View: 1420

Applying HACCP-based Quality Risk Management on Dairy Farms

Author: Jos Noordhuizen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086860524

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 311

View: 9004

Quality is a keyword in animal production. Next to product quality, process quality has also become relevant for dairy farmers. Issues like food safety, public health, animal health and welfare are determined by the conditions of the production process. To address these, he EU has issued the General Food Law (178-2002) and the Hygiene directives (EC 852/853/854-2004) dealing with the forenamed domains with the aim to protect consumers. The suggestion was also made by the EU that farmers apply a HACCP-like plan to meet these new quality demands. Key issues are structure, organisation, planning, formalisation and demonstrability, which can also be found in the HACCP concept. This book addresses Quality Risk Management through applying the HACCP-like concept. First, the assessment of strong and weak points on a dairy farm are dealt with, which is useful for farm inspection and herd health programmes. Then, the 12-steps for developing a HACCP plan are followed through the various chapters. Many examples and elaborations are given. An example farm, FX, is introduced to show how the different elements may look in reality. At the end of the book characteristics of entrepreneur-like dairy farmers are given and compared to strong and weak points of cattle practitioners. Practitioners may conclude how to better serve this type of farmer. Communication plays a paramount role. Finally, several general issues are addressed: economics, integrating classical herd health with quality risk management programmes. The aim of this book is to give practical guidelines and examples for dairy farmers, cattle practitioners and extension people, who desire to jointly develop and implement a HACCP-based quality risk management programme.

Practical Cattle Farming

Author: Kat Bazeley,Alastair Hayton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 7487

Practical Cattle Farming is written by two experienced, practising veterinarians, and covers the essential elements of beef and dairy cattle farming and the latest cutting-edge scientific research, and is therefore of value both to the novice and to those with experience. The text is clearly written and includes helpful explanatory notes and detailed practical information. Examines the principles of beef and dairy production, and the husbandry of cattle from the newborn calf to adulthood. Explores the practical aspects of nutrition, housing, grazing and fertility management including the common problems, how these may be identified and corrected, and some of the economic factors that must be considered. Analyses the principles of disease prevention and control in order to maximize the success of the cattle unit. Outlines the factors that determine the welfare of the cattle and the relevant English laws. Essential reading for all beef and dairy cattle farmers, those working in industries associated with cattle farming, and agricultural and veterinary students. Provides practical guidance on all aspects of cattle farming. Fully illustrated with 150 colour photographs and 40 diagrams and drawings. Kat Bazeley and Alastair Hayton are two experienced, practising veterinarians.

Tropical Dairy Farming

Feeding Management for Small Holder Dairy Farmers in the Humid Tropics

Author: John Moran

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643091238

Category: Dairy cattle

Page: 295

View: 873

A manual designed for use by dairy production advisors working in tropical areas, especially in South-East Asia.