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Author Moran, John, 1945-
Title Blueprints for tropical dairy farming : how to develop the infrastructure to increase domestic milk production in tropical developing countries / John Moran and Philip Chamberlain.
Imprint Clayton, VIC : CSIRO Publishing, [2017]

Subject Dairying -- Southeast Asia.
Milk yield -- Southeast Asia.
Dairy farming -- Southeast Asia -- Management.
Dairy farms -- Southeast Asia -- Management.
Australian.
Alt Name Chamberlain, Philip, Dr.,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Introduction -- 1.1. Milk supplies and demands in tropical Asian countries -- 1.2. outline of this book -- ch. 2 diversity of dairy farming systems in tropical Asia -- 2.1. Definitions of dairy farming systems -- 2.2. Strategies to increase domestic milk production -- 2.3. pros and cons of large-scale dairy farms -- ch. 3 Addressing the key constraints to tropical dairy farming -- 3.1. Key activities on any dairy farm -- 3.2. benefits of intensification -- 3.3. Key constraints facing smallholder dairy farmers in tropical Asia -- ch. 4 Physical features on smallholder farms -- 4.1. Land -- 4.2. Buildings -- 4.3. Farm infrastructure -- 4.4. Feed storage -- 4.5. Checklist for planning dairy sheds -- ch. 5 Physical features on large-scale farms -- 5.1. Land -- 5.2. Buildings -- 5.3. Specific details of buildings -- 5.4. Water and feeding management -- 5.5. Tunnel or assisted ventilation barns -- 5.6. Milking parlour and automatic data recording -- 5.7. Summarising considerations for shed designs -- ch. 6 Managing the human resources on tropical dairy farms -- 6.1. Smallholder farms -- 6.2. Large-scale dairy farms -- ch. 7 Best management practices for smallholder dairy farmers -- 7.1. importance of record keeping on dairy farms -- 7.2. Producing quality forages on smallholder dairy farms -- 7.3. Golden Rules for tropical smallholder dairy farming -- 7.4. Key Performance Indicators -- 7.5. Selected KPIs quantifying each Golden Rule -- 7.6. Quantifying improved herd management -- 7.7. checklist to assess current herd and farm management -- 7.8. checklist for assessing current calf and heifer rearing systems -- 7.9. Examples of improved management practices -- ch. 8 Best management practices on large-scale, intensively managed dairy farms -- 8.1. Forage production -- 8.2. Feeding management -- 8.3. Young stock management -- 8.4. Disease management -- 8.5. Reproductive management -- 8.6. Cow comfort; what it is and why it is so important -- 8.7. Other measures of herd management -- 8.8. Milking management -- ch. 9 Developing your observation skills -- 9.1. What to look for -- 9.2. Don't just look; observe your stock -- 9.3. Signals of good and poor health -- 9.4. Cow signals at the feed trough -- ch. 10 Addressing the problems of stock welfare -- 10.1. What do dairy cows really want? -- 10.2. Problems of confinement -- 10.3. basic elements of dairy cattle welfare -- 10.4. Observing and learning from cow behaviour -- 10.5. Managing surplus stock to the dairy herd -- ch. 11 Introducing the concept of farm business management -- 11.1. What is good farm business management? -- 11.2. Breaking down costs and returns on dairy farms -- 11.3. case study of the herd dynamics and farm profits achievable on smallholder dairy farms in Malaysia -- 11.4. case study of the Feeding Profits achievable on a large-scale intensive dairy farm in Indonesia -- ch. 12 Regional smallholder dairy development programs -- 12.1. Steps in planning dairy development programs -- 12.2. overarching principles of regional SHD development -- 12.3. Dairy Smallholder Innovative Program -- ch. 13 final words -- 13.1. Constraints to dairy farm developments in Malaysia; a national case study -- 13.2. Risk in tropical dairy farming -- 13.3. relevance of̀ high technology' to tropical dairy farming -- 13.4. Ẁords of Wisdom' from Asia Dairy Network's E-Conference on by-product feeding -- 13.5. FAO course oǹ Feeding management of dairy cattle in tropical countries' -- 13.6. Future directions for SHD production in the humid tropics -- 13.7. In summary.
ISBN 9781486306473 (electronic bk.)
1486306470 (electronic bk.)
9781486306480
1486306489
OCLC # 950265229