Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction to dairy farming. 2. Housing of cattles. 3. Loose housing construction. 4. Sustainable pastures management. 5. Dairy Heifer management. 6. Milking systems. 7. Milk processing methods. 8. Organization and operation of the milk processing unit. 9. Prevention of cattle diseases. 10. Dairy waste management. 11. Production of traditional dairy products. 12. Small-scale dairy business. 13. Integrated dairy farm management. Bibliography. Index.
"The dairy farm business is one of the largest sub-industries of the whole agricultural process, generating revenues worth $500 billion world-wide. Involving the production of milk, butter, cheese and other milk products using livestock and milk processing technologies, dairy farm business management entails a whole deal of practices which are pertinent to the whole process of dairying as an ever growing industry, especially considering the fact that the demand for milk products has reached an all-time high.
The present book goes beyond the conventional discussion of dairying as a farm operation, and delves into the business aspect of the field. Delineating the commercial aspects of dairying, it makes assessment of the principles, trends and developments which are moulding the dairying business, and the prospects offered by it. In addition, space has been given to analysing the growth of the business, and making evaluation of the challenges and advantages which surround it. It depicts at length about the dairy business management with latest guidelines and is a must for every body whosoever is interested directly or indirectly in dairy business management." (jacket)