Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers


Author: John Moran
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 0643098712
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 296
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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.

Rearing Young Stock on Tropical Dairy Farms in Asia


Author: John Moran
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643107924
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 296
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Rearing young stock for replacement heifers is probably one of the least well understood and practised aspects of herd and feeding management on dairy farms throughout the world, particularly on small holder dairy farms in the tropics. This book addresses all the major concerns of the small holder dairy farmer in Asia. It shows how to attain optimal growth in young stock, so that as cows, they can calve at an appropriate early age at the lowest cost and promptly substitute for any cows culled from the milking herd. This provides continuing returns on the investments of feed, labour and other farm resources. Low reproductive rates and high calf mortality are the major causes of reproductive wastage. This has a direct bearing on culling and replacement strategies and on genetic improvement. In many tropical countries, calf mortality can be as high as 50%. In some areas this can be due to climatic stress on temperate or crossbred stock. While climatic stress compounds the other hazards of calf life, high calf mortality is usually due to diseases and poor feeding management. Rearing Young Stock on Tropical Dairy Farms in Asia encourages the small holder dairy farmer to maintain their investment in replacement heifers and gives them the tools necessary to achieve realistic targets for mortalities, live weight gain, mating age, and age and live weight at first calving. It is a companion volume to three previous manuals written by John Moran: Tropical Dairy Farming, Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers and Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics.

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
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Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics


Author: John Moran
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643107401
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 3039
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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.

Cow Talk

Understanding Dairy Cow Behaviour to Improve Their Welfare on Asian Farms
Author: John Moran,Rebecca Doyle
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486301622
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 5178
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The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress. The book discusses normal cattle behaviour and shows how domestication and breeding can affect behaviour to achieve high levels of production of milk, live weight gain and fertility. Animal welfare is important for producers because it can affect the health, production and contentment of cows. Animal welfare practices which adversely affect cow and herd performance on tropical small holder dairy farms are identified. Advice is then given to change the animal's environment or modify a handler's technique to ensure cattle have the degree of comfort needed to achieve more profitable and sustainable systems of livestock farming. Cow Talk will be a beneficial resource for farmers who want to improve animal welfare, farm advisers who can assist farmers to improve their welfare practices, educators who develop training programs for farmers and dairy advisers, and other stakeholders in tropical dairy production such as local agribusiness, policy makers and research scientists.

Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows


Author: John Moran,Scott McDonald
Publisher: Csiro
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 251
View: 9265
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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 maximize 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 labor 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. 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.

Dairy Farming in Tropics

A Multidimensional Study on Cross-breeding Programme
Author: V. Venkatasubramanian,R. M. Fulzele
Publisher: M.D. Publications Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788175330221
Category: Cattle
Page: 188
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The book presents valuable information on the performance of cross-breds and indigenous cattle with respect to reproduction, production, disease susceptibility and draught utility aspects under tropical field conditions. It discusses empirical evidences of various factors that are responsible for influencing the performance of dairy cattle under different farming systems locations. It also provides an insight into the services undertaken by the cattle developmental agencies, field level constraints experienced by them and farmers with respect to dairy farming. In view of the significance attached to the cross-breeding programme in the tropical countries like India, the book provides an insightful understanding about the multivarious factors associated with dairy farming under tropical conditions involving different farming systems located under varied agro-ecological conditions.

Calf Rearing

A Practical Guide
Author: John Moran
Publisher: Landlinks Press
ISBN: 9780643067660
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 211
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This work provides information on growth, nutrition, health and behaviour with descriptions of various calf raising systems and facilities. It also covers calf welfare, post weaning management and calf communication.

Small Business Sourcebook

The Entrepreneur's Resource. General small business resources (includes state and federal sections) (entries 54367-61085)
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781414470009
Category: Small business
Page: 597
View: 8607
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Intensified Systems of Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics


Author: J. A. N. Wallis
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821339442
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 203
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Environmentally Sustainable Development Studies and Monographs Series No. 19. Five years have passed since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, better known as the Rio Earth Summit. Almost all the countries of the world attended the conference and committed themselves to the policies and programs laid out in Agenda 21, the action plan of the summit. The World Bank and other international agencies have sought to be active partners in implementing the agenda. This report is part of the Bank's current efforts to review the progress made over the past five years and to make plans for improved effectiveness for the future. The paper is divided into two parts. Part I looks at the broad picture, assessing some of the large challenges for the future and outlining thematic principles. Part II provides concise reviews of the majority of the chapters of Agenda 21 and relates them to the standpoint of Bank activities.

Livestock Manual for the Tropics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Livestock
Page: 406
View: 4600
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International Livestock Research Institute Financial Report 2009


Author: N.A
Publisher: ILRI (aka ILCA and ILRAD)
ISBN: 9291462470
Category:
Page: N.A
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Rearing Young Ruminants on Milk Replacers and Starter Feeds


Author: Uppoor Krishnamoorthy,John Moran
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medical
Page: 82
View: 4652
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This manual presents comprehensive information on the preparation and feeding of milk replacers and starter feeds for pre-ruminants. Although the substitutes for dam's milk can be prepared from by-products of milk and feed ingredients that are not preferred for human consumption, awareness about such alternatives is limited in many developing countries. Therefore, popularization of preparation and feeding of milk replacers and starter feeds using locally available ingredients is useful in promoting survivability and growth of young stock. The target audiences for this manual are livestock extension workers engaged in developing countries. The manual is also useful for students and teachers of ruminant production and for small scale industries and researchers that wish to produce milk replacers and starter feeds.

Bibliography of Agriculture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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Global Nondegree Training Opportunities in Agriculture


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 186
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La vida del pastor

La historia de un hombre, un rebaño y un oficio eterno
Author: James Rebanks
Publisher: DEBATE
ISBN: 8499926789
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
View: 4011
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Evocador, vital, iluminador, La vida del pastor es el cautivante retrato de una forma de vida en peligro de extinción. «Esta es mi vida, no quiero ninguna otra.» James Rebanks Hay personas cuyas vidas son sus propias creaciones. No es el caso de James Rebanks. Hijo mayor de un pastor que era a su vez el hijo mayor de otro pastor, su familia lleva generaciones viviendo y trabajando en el Lake District, una de las zonas más hermosas de Inglaterra. Su modo de vida se ajusta a las estaciones y a las labores que estas exigen, como ha ocurrido desde hace siglos. Solo un vikingo entendería un trabajo como el suyo: llevar las ovejas a los prados en verano y recoger el heno; acudir a las ferias de otoño donde se completan los rebaños; conseguir que la manada sobreviva durante el invierno; y ayudar en el nacimiento de los corderos en primavera, cuando las ovejas se preparan para volver a los prados. La vida del pastor es un cautivante relato sobre el oficio de la familia Rebanks, pero sobre todo es un libro que nos habla de la tradición, las raíces y el sentimiento de pertenencia, tan denostado en esta era de innovación y movilidad constante, donde el cambio permanente parece imprescindible y siempre es bienvenido. La vida del pastor ha sido galardonado con el premio The Lakeland al mejor libro del año. Reseñas: «Fascinante, este libro es a la vez una memoria, el retrato del mundo de una familia y una evocadora representación de la vocación de Rebanks como pastor.» Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times «Humano, generoso y completamente adictivo.» Daily Mail «Evocador y lúcido.» The Guardian «Uno ve el campo con otros ojos tras haber leído este libro. Un libro único en su estilo y honesto acerca de las realidades que implica trabajar en el campo en pleno siglo XXI.» The Independent

Alimentos Producidos Organicamente


Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org
ISBN: 9789253054756
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 72
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El Codex Alimentarius (del lat�n, "legislaci�n alimentaria" o "c�digo alimentario") re�ne una serie de normas alimentarias internacionalmente adoptadas. El etiquetado de los alimentos es el instrumento de comunicaci�n primordial entre el productor y el vendedor de alimentos, por una parte, y el comprador y el consumidor, por otra. Las "Directrices para la producci�n, elaboraci�n, etiquetado y comercializaci�n de alimentos producidos org�nicamente" se ofrecen en un formato compacto que permite su uso y comprensi�n amplios por los gobiernos, las autoridades de reglamentaci�n, las industrias de alimentos y minoristas, y los consumidores.

Annual Report of the Department of Agriculture and Stock for the Year ...


Author: Queensland. Dept. of Agriculture and Stock,Queensland. Dept. of Primary Industries
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
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World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Agriculture
Page: N.A
View: 8302
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