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 help ensure their survival may be to sell products ...

  • Compilation of Agrinews videos (2008) / Compilation des videos Agriflash (2008)

    This compilation contains the following Agrinews videos: 1) Potatoes in the air, "fruity ants", astuces livestock farmers, a tasty treat against malunutrition, detection aflatoxin, organic markets; 2) Food safety, cows and grasses, ginger´s back, head start on the armyworm, biotech plan, pedal and pump; 3) Cowpeas on top, community media, cooking without fire, interactive observers, transparency ...

  • 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 and improve livelihoods. [NOTE: The main target ...

  • 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 retailers, and consumers. This first edition includes ...

  • 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 managing staff, finances and business strategy. ...

  • 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 or longer at lower temperatures. Such an extension ...

  • 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 exposed to raw milk or green fava beans? If ...

  • Worldwide regulations for mycotoxins in food and feed in 2003 (En)

    Series: FAO Food and Nutrition PapersSince the discovery of the aflatoxins in the 1960s, mycotoxin regulations have been established in many countries, both to protect the consumer from the harmful effects of these toxins that may contaminate foodstuffs and to ensure fair practices in food trade. The present publication is an update of FAO Food and Nutrition Paper No. 64 (1977) and describes the ...

  • 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 future of small-scale dairying, animal genetic ...

  • 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 important are they to farming families? How do they ...

  • 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 productivity and land availability, freshwater ...

  • 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 guidelines on individual practices have been drawn from ...

  • 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 cold climates with short growing seasons; their use ...

  • 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. Dairy markets offer good opportunities for non-farm ...

  • 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 driving animals to graze, watering animals at ...

  • 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; the "strategic crops" under government planning and ...

  • 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 process than milk from other domestic animals and some ...

  • 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 dairy industry. What are the reasons for its ...

  • Professione Avicunicoltore

    Professione Avicunicoltore is a technical bimonthly magazine for poultry and rabbit breeders. It focuses on nutrition, genetics, management and technologies, analyzed in the light of feed and food ...

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