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close this bookTechnical Guide for SMEs in the Dairy Industry (CDI, 1999, 74 p.)
close this folderPART 1 - DAIRY FARMING
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER I: STOCK-FARMING IN AFRICA
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER II: REPRODUCTION OF CATTLE
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Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER IV: MILKING
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER V: FEEDING THE CATTLE
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER VI: ACCOMMODATION FOR DAIRY CATTLE
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CONCLUSION

In practice, dairy farming is a delicate process. The cow and the feed are the major elements. In effect, the cow only yields what you put into her.

The best exotic dairy cow, if poorly fed, will produce a quantity of milk comparable to that from indigenous breeds. A good diet is required, adapted to the cow’s output.

Dairy-farming policy is synonymous with genetic improvement programme, where the biotechnological tools have a select place.

Finally, a close watch must be kept on the cow’s environment, since the slightest disturbance acts as an inhibiting factor on milk secretion.