Dairy Farming Books

  • Adding values to livestock diversity. Marketing to promote local breeds and improve livelihoods

    FAO Animal Production and Health Papers # 168Many local livestock breeds and minor species are in decline and may be lost because they cannot compete with high-yielding exotic breeds. Conserving these breeds is important: many have unique traits, such as hardiness and disease resistance, that are vital for future livestock production. One way to ...

  • Milk for health and wealth

    Smallholder dairying offers high returns to land and labour, a source of regular income, gives women an opportunity to become economically active, encourages cooperation between smallholders and transfers capital from urban centres to rural areas through the trade of milk: a low risk and low cost activity that has the potential to reduce poverty ...

  • Milk and Milk Products - First edition. FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius

    This volume includes Codex standards on milk, milk powders, condensed milks, creams, butter and all sorts of cheeses, and other related texts such as the Code of Hygienic Practice for Milk and Milk Products , published in this compact format to allow their wide use and understanding by governments, regulatory authorities, food industries and ...

  • Setting up and running a small-scale dairy processing business

    This manual describes the establishment of a business using fruits and vegetables, including different products and processes, potential markets, the equipment and facilities required, and quality assurance for each type of product. The business of managing a fruit or vegetable business is also covered, including health and safety issues, and ...

  • Rearing dairy goats ( US$ 14.00 for 10 Copies )

    This 8-page fold-out leaflet, practical for use in the field and easy to read, covers the subject of rearing dairy goats. It gives some background to the subject, outlines processes and provides tips, tables and explanatory line ...

  • Benefits and Potential Risks of the Lactoperoxidase System of Raw Milk Preservation. Report of an FAO/WHO technical meeting. FAO headquarters, Rome, 2

    Lactoperoxidase is an enzyme that is naturally present in milk. The activation of the lactoperoxidase in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and thiocyanate, both of which are naturally present in milk, has a bacteriostatic effect on raw milk and effectively extends the shelf life of raw milk for 7-8 hours under ambient temperatures of around 30ºC ...

  • Why Some Like It Hot

    'Mixing hard science with personal anecdotes, Nabhan convincingly argues that health comes from a genetically appropriate diet inextricably entwined with a healthy land and culture.' -Publishers Weekly Do your ears burn whenever you eat hot chile peppers? Does your face immediately flush when you drink alcohol? Does your stomach groan if you are ...

  • Small farmers economic organisations and public policies – A comparative study

    In Bolivia, small farmers economic organisations (organizaviones ecόnomicas campesinas – OECs) are increasingly being talked about as actors that could play a key role in channelling proposals and programmes for sustainable agriculture, in the context of market liberalisation and globalisation.But what are OEC’s? What is their function? How ...

  • Livestock Report 2006 (En)

    The 2006 Livestock Report Highlights critical issues that arise from the globalisation of the Livestock sector. It is the first of a series that aims to stimulate broad debate, and to this end it covers a wide spectrum of topics. Five papers take a global perspective on various topics (including the management of transboundary animal diseases, the ...

  • Studies of Sustainable Agriculture and Animal Science in sub-Saharan Africa

    African scholars discuss various aspects of the development of sustainable agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa like constraints of food production, fragile and vulnerable ecosystems, soil fertility, land tenure system, crop protection and woman's role as well as policy and management, socio-economic and cultural aspects, ecological features, soil ...

  • Employement generation through small-scale dairy marketing and processing. Experiences from Kenya, Bangladesh and Ghana (En)

    Series: FAO Animal production and health papersThe role of employment in poverty-reduction programmes in developing countries has received considerable attention the world over. Many new employment opportunities in many developing countries are created in the informal sector where the rate of growth may be higher than that of the formal sector. ...

  • Fodder oats: a world overview (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection SeriesThis book, well illustrated, brings together information on the state of fodder oats worldwide, and is aimed mainly at agronomists and extension workers. It contains a series of regional studies focusing on oats used as fodder rather than grain. Oats are well adapted to areas of mild winters or ...

  • Guide to good dairy farming practice 2004 (En)

    This guide has been developed by the FAO/International Diary Federation Task Force on Good Dairy Farming Practices in a user-friendly format for dairy farmers. When adopted it will support the marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products, and focus on the relationship between consumer safety and best practice at farm level. The ...

  • Syrian agriculture at the crossroads (En)

    Series: FAO Agricultural Policy and Economic Development SeriesThis publication presents a review of past and current agricultural policies in the Syrian Arab Republic. Part One illustrates the conditions and the contribution of the agriculture sector to the national economy. Part Two examines the economics of the main subsectors in agriculture; ...

  • Know to move, move to know. Ecological knowledge and herd movement strategies among the Wodaabe of Southeastern Niger (En)

    The present case study sets out the vital role that local knowledge plays in conserving biodiversity and ecosystems function in semi-arid rangelands. This study describes in detail the activities of the Wodaabe nomads, who strive to promote the prosperity of their herds through pastoral mobility and labour. The latter comprises many tasks such as ...

  • Technology of making cheese from camel milk (Camelus dromedarius), (The). (En)

    Series: FAO Animal Production and Health PapersResearch has shown that the camel is the most efficient domestic animal for converting vegetative matter into work, milk and meat. Camel milk is already used for human consumption, in its fresh or fermented forms or as butter, but only rarely as cheese. Camel milk is more technically difficult to ...

  • Silage making in the tropics with particular emphasis on smallholders (En)

    Series: FAO Plant Production and Protection PapersSilage has always been an integral component of temperate feeding systems worldwide, as a means to ensure year-round feed supply for high production animals. However, its use in the tropics has been restricted to isolated cases, usually involving higher-return enterprises and, in particular, the ...

  • Gulf Agriculture

    Agriculture in the Gulf region is fast developing and rapidly becoming more sophisticated with the latest farming technology. GULF AGRICULTURE, the only specialized magazine in English covers on a bimonthly basis all news relating to agriculture, horticulture, crop protection, irrigation, landscaping, and livestock farming in the Gulf ...

  • Animal Feed Formulation

    Students in animal science, industry personnel involved in the feeding of animals, and professionals working for feed-mixing companies will all benefit from this current, comprehensive package - a text on the economic and nutritional aspects of feed formulations that optimize nutritional content while minimizing costs. Animal Feed Formulation ...

  • Impact of Pollution on Animal Products

    The importance of pollution in Central Asia is a well-known feature but references mainly concern the impact of environmental failures on human health. The role of animals at the interface of the contamination of resources for animal feeding and drinking, and human consumption of animal products has been little studied. Yet, animals play three ...

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