Modern Management and Nutrition of the dairy cow

Modern Management and Nutrition of the dairy cow

During the 46th Dairy Industry Conference in Kochi, India in 2018 Dr. Trevor Tomkins gave a presentation on modern management and nutrition of the dairy cow for maximum milk production in India. Watch the full presentation below or download the pdf version.

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Summary

India has the potential to not only be the world’s largest milk producing country but also a highly efficient industry if it is willing to embrace modern practices. The keys to doing this are:

  • Willingness to adopt modern technology and invest in Economic Farming Units.
  • Milk processors willing to provide extension with properly qualified people.
  • Banks and financial institutions willing to work with dairy companies and dairy producers to put loans together for farmers.

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Positive impacts of increased efficiency of the dairy cow

Positive impacts of increased efficiency of the dairy cow

During the 45th Dairy Industry Conference in Mumbai, India in 2017 Dr. Trevor Tomkins gave a presentation on the positive impact on productivity, profitability, the environment and climate change of an increased efficiency of the dairy cow.  Watch the full presentation below or download the pdf version.

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Golden rules dairy nutrition

  • Know the nutrient analysis of all components of the ration: Digestible Protein, Energy,
  • Know how much the cows are eating  – dry matter intake 
  • Forage/Concentrate ratio:
    Digestible forage — minimum 60%
    Concentrate/grain –  maximum 40%
  • Protein/Energy
    Protein (depending on forage quality) 15-19%
    Fat <7%
    Balanced for minerals, vitamins
  • Feed a Total Mixed Ration (TMR)
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Modern Management and Nutrition of the dairy cow

Modern Management and Nutrition of the dairy cow During the 46th Dairy Industry Conference in Kochi, India in 2018 Dr. Trevor Tomkins gave a presentation on modern management and nutrition
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