Azolla Feeding to Cattle

Azolla Feeding to Cattle : Economic Value or a Hype

At times we scientists and extension workers get carried away and do not analyze the utility of farm technologies in a pragmatic way. This problem accentuates when the campaign becomes...
banana peels as cattle feed

Banana Peels as Alternate Feed for Dairy Cows

Banana Peels as Cattle Feed Banana, poor man’s fruit, is an important cash crop worldwide.  In 2017, world banana production was 117 million tons.  With 30 MT production valued at...
Dairy Farm Biosecurity

Prevention is better than Cure: Biosecurity Measures for Dairy Farm

Dairy Farm Biosecurity It is very important to prevent disease outbreaks on dairy farms as these can cause substantial losses to any farm in terms of farm profitability as well...
Azolla Farming

Azolla Farming for Animal Feeding

What is Azolla Farming? Feed and fodder are the major important inputs covering about 50-75% of the total production costs of milk, meat and other livestock products. In Indian conditions,...
Milk Fever in Cattle

Milk Fever Cases Must be Treated Rationally

What is milk fever in Cattle Milk fever is typically associated with calving. It is not due to deficiency of calcium but a temporary problem where calcium from the body...
Dry Matter requirements for cattle

Dry Matter Requirements for Dairy Cows

Dry Matter Requirements for Cattle Almost all feed and fodder contain water in varying amounts. Dry matter is the portion of feed/fodder remaining after all the water has been taken...
Digestive System of Ruminant

Role of Ruminant Stomach in Digestion of Food in the Production of Milk

Introduction Dairy animals like cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats and camels are herbivores because their diets are composed primarily of plant material. Many herbivores also are ruminants. Ruminants can recognized easily...
Loose Housing System Dairy Cows

Sandip Pawar – Successful Progressive Farmer

Success Story of Sandip Pawar Sandeep Pawar now aged around 30 years after completion of graduation from a local college decided to join a job in a local finance company....
Banana leaves in Cattle Feed

Feeding of Banana Leaves to Cows

Use of Banana Leaves as Cattle Feed A dairy farmer has asked me to offer comments on the issue of the feeding of banana leaves to dairy cows. The banana...
Government Funding for Startups in IndiaGovernment Funding for Startups in India

60 % Government Funding for Cow Dung, Urine based Startups

Government Funding for Startup based on Cow Dung and Urine Ahmedabad: Startups focused on “commercializing” cow by-products like dung and urine, in addition to dairy, could receive up to 60%...