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Author Moran, John, 1945-

Title Tropical dairy farming : feeding management for small holder dairy farmers in the humid tropics / John Moran.

Imprint Collingwood, VIC, Australia : Land Links, ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 295 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-268) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Tropical dairy systems -- Small holder dairying -- What is in feeds? -- How the rumen works -- Nutrient requirements of dairy cows -- How feed requirements change during lactation -- Growing quality forages -- Making quality silage -- Supplements for milking cows -- Milk responses to supplements -- Formulating a diet -- Problems with unbalanced diets -- Diet and milk production -- Nutrition and fertility -- Nutrition and young stock -- Economics of feeding dairy cows -- Body condition scoring -- Overcoming environmental constraints to cow performance -- Future developments in feeding management in the humid topics.
Summary Tropical Dairy Farming is a manual designed for use by dairy production advisors working in tropical areas, especially in South-East Asia. It aims to increase the productivity of small holder dairy farmers in the humid tropics by improving the feeding management of their livestock. It shows how to provide dairy cows with cost-effective feeds that match small holder farming systems and discusses the major obstacles to improving feeding management in the humid tropics.
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Subject Dairy farming -- Southeast Asia -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dairy farms -- Southeast Asia -- Management.
Dairy cattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Southeast Asia.
Feeds -- Southeast Asia -- Management.
Farms, Small -- Southeast Asia -- Management.
Dairy farming -- Tropics -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Dairy farms -- Tropics -- Management.
Dairy cattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Tropics.
Feeds -- Tropics -- Management.
Farms, Small -- Tropics -- Management.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Moran, John, 1945- Tropical dairy farming. Collingwood, VIC, Australia : Land Links, ©2005 0643091238 (OCoLC)63677120
ISBN 0643093133 (electronic bk.)
9780643093133 (electronic bk.)