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Asia Given Eight Golden Rules for Sustainable Dairy Farming

07 October 2015

GLOBAL – There are eight golden rules to observe for a sustainable dairy future, according to advisers at the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Each rule has been delivered to smallholder producers in Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand, giving short and simple direction for dairy farm management in the tropics.

Printed in four languages – English, Thai, Bangala and Myanmar – the illustrated leaflets each describing each rule have been distributed to over 15,000 producers.

The rules are:

  1. Calf rearing
  2. Rearing weaned heifers
  3. Feeding milking cows
  4. Breeding adult cows
  5. Looking after herd health
  6. Heat stress management
  7. Housing dairy stock
  8. Producing quality milk

Further Reading

Please read more about the golden rules by clicking here.


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