This book is written to help in boosting the income of dairy farmers in years to come. The centre point of the book is an ordinary progressive marginal farmer, who not only earn their livelihood from agricultural and livestock activities but also dream to increase their income through commercial dairy farming.
Book contains more than 60 sub-chapters under nine major chapters. Most of these sub-chapters have direct relationship with either increasing return from dairy farm or decreasing production cost of dairy farm. Some of them are: Selection of high milk producing dairy animals; Milk yield increasing measures; Measures to reduce Age at First Calving and Calving Interval; Heat detection methods; Heat expectancy chart; Artificial insemination; Strategy to reduce calf mortality; Management of high milk producing animals; Clean milk production; Setting up a small unit of making value added products from milk (Dahi, Panner, Khoa, Ghee); Setting up of Vermicompost, Vermiwash, Panchgavya and Biopesticide making unit utilizing animal dung and urine; Biogas production; Bio-CNG; Organic dairy farming, Proper marketing strategy of farm produce; Economics of dairy unit; Livestock insurance scheme; Selling of high quality animals; Heat stress management; Construction of cheaper and comfortable animal shelter; Preparation of balanced ration at lower cost utilizing local feed resources; Complete feed block; Urea molasses mineral block; Uromol; Strategies for round the year fodder production; Hay making; Silage making; Measures to improve nutritive value of poor quality roughages; Use of traditional medicines for primary treatment of animals; Management of Mastitis and parasites; Disease prevention measures etc.
About the Authors:
Dr. Upendra Singh Narwaria, Assistant Professor, Dr. A. K. Mishra, Associate Professor and Dr. KKS Baghel, former Dean. All belongs to Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh.