Almost all dairy farmers would like to improve the reproductive efficiency of their dairy herd, but they mustmanage many aspects to achieve this goal, including the nutritional program. The feeding program duringthe dry period, for the fresh cows, and throughout
There has been only modest improvement in the productivity of indigenous cows, crossbreds or buffaloes over the last two decades in India (Table 1). The average daily milk production data at 6.52 kg for crossbreds, 2.10 kg for indigenous cattle
A key lesson from past development interventions is that successful project implementation requires paying attention notjust to technical content but also to associated people and processes. Stakeholder ownership and commitment is key to thesuccess of any development initiative.
In our previous issue of SDDP Splash, we reported onthe review of school milk activities in Bangladesh andThailand. The lessons from this review were discussed ina series of consultations and brainstorm meetings inBangladesh and Myanmar.
International prices to of dairy products began to strgengthen in mid-2012, reserving the steady decline that had characterized the previous 12 months. The change in trend resulted from a tightening of supplies to the world market.
Consumption of milk and milk products has grown rapidly in Asia and the Pacific region, making it the strongest growing region for dairy product consumption during the last three decades. Asian consumers have generated nearly half of the global dairy
The dairy industries of tropical Asia have failed to keep pace with the speed of dairy development in Western countries over recent decades. Granted, the tropical environment is not ideal for dairy cows as high temperatures and humidities and seasonality
Review of published and unpublished literature and data.Discussion with various stakeholders in the dairy sector and inschool milk programmes in both the countries.
Historically milk has been a major cause offoodborne illness.Wide range of pathogenic bacteria areassociated with milk and milk products.
Close proximity to majorcities allows fresh milk &premium cheese, yogurt &ice cream within a 5-6 daycold chain. Large river-fed plateaus &high rainfall provide largestgrazing resource in EastAsia.