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Handbook / Manual

Series: Tropical Agriculturalist Series

Edited By: RW Matthewman

152 pages, Illus, b/w photos


Paperback | Oct 1993 | #31504 | ISBN: 033352313X
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This practical guide covers in detail the rearing of calves and heifers, and the management, feeding and nutrition of milk cows. Examples of milk production systems and regimes are also described. The development of dairying and the constraints that affect farmers in tropical zones receive particular attention. Milk breeds and cattle breeding, milk processing, products and marketing are all included in a comprehensive text. Other titles in the "Tropical Agriculturalist" series include "Sheep", "Pigs", "Goats", "Animal Breeding", "Upland Rice", "Tea", "Cotton", "Weed Control", "Cocoa", "The Storage of Food Grains and Seeds", "Poultry", "Rabbits", "Draught Animals", "Ruminent Nutrition", "Sugar Cane", "Maize", "Plantain Bananas", "Coffee Growing", "Food Legumes", "Cassava" and "Sorghum".


Importance of milk production; milk production systems and marketing; calf rearing; heifer rearing; husbandry and management of milk cows; feeding milk cows; milk breeds and breeding for milk; milk products; the development of milk production.

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