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Organic Dairy Farming

 
M Singh (Author) D K Sharma (Author) U K Mishra (Author)
Synopsis

The book Organic Dairy Farming unfolds the various aspects of the organic dairy farming system, need of organic farming. Dairy industry scenario in India and Abroad, quality control aspect of milk, nutritional profile of organic milk, hygienic milk production, livestock ethical issues and organic farming legislation, certification and labeling. This book also gives insight to impending climatic changes its influence on milk production, climate stresses its mitigation strategies and global warming etc.

In organic farming system, use of soluble fertilizers, pesticides, growth regulators, feed additives and other chemicals are avoided. The organic farmer relics on the crop rotations, animals manure, low stocking rates and good animal husbandry practice for producing outputs. The natural immunity of plants and animals are used to combat disease whenever possible. Although many perceive “Organic” to mean “pesticide-free” or “hormone free”, it refers to the management system and not the final product. It is based on minimal use of off-farm inputs like veterinary drugs for animal health care and non-use of fertilizers and pesticides for fodder production. Organic dairying is aimed at organic farms and deals with management of dairy farms, pasture management, feed production and parasite control. Organic milk production involves the rearing of milch animals on feed and fodder grown in farms using only organic inputs. Consumers perceive that organic milk tastier, healthier and more natural than conventional milk.

The book is useful for the students, teacher and researcher in the subject of Dairy Science, Animal Husbandry, Agriculture and Veterinary Science. This could be a good reference book to the farmers and livestock owners who are interested in Organic Dairy Farming in urban and rural areas.

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Bibliographic information

Title Organic Dairy Farming
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189304941