modi government

With Rs 200 subsidy scheme, Modi govt aims for female-only cattle & end to stray menace

The Narendra Modi government is planning a subsidy for dairy farmers that will help them procure special ‘sex-selection’ semen at a discount to ensure primarily-female progeny. The government will subsidize...
FMD VACCINATION PROGRAM

Controlling or Eradicating an Infectious Disease Through Vaccination

General Perception of FMD:  Recently, on Whatsapp, there was heated debate on Foot and Mouth Disease Control Program in India and the summary of the discussion was that although the...
Newborn Calf Management

Common Protocols in Management of Diseases in Newborn Calves

Newborn Calf Management  The future of dairy herd depends upon how calves are raised. The newborn calves of today are the milking cows of tomorrow. The calf is the starting...
Feeding Colostrum

Never Feed Excess Colostrum to Cows

What is Colostrum? Colostrum is the first milk secreted by cows for around three days after calving. It is aptly described as the most wonderful life elixir for newly-born calves...
Newborn Calves

Invest 3 Days in the Newborn Calves and Harvest Healthy Heifers in Six Months

Care of Newborn Calves  The successful dairy businesses will earn 30 % of their revenue from calf rearing to replace culled cows and excess superior heifers can be sold to...
Leptospirosis symptoms

In Floods Farmers Should Protect Animals from Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis Disease Cows and buffaloes exposed to floods or water logging due to heavy rainfall are likely to suffer from common bacterial disease leptospirosis. The leptospirosis symptoms in this disease area,...
cattle vaccination schedule

Vaccinating Advanced Pregnant Cows is of Benefit to Calves born

Introduction Last month I wrote a blog on the science behind vaccination. Several colleagues contacted me to find out my views on vaccinating pregnant cows. I am aware that many...
dairy farming

Tips for Successful Dairy Farming in India

Dairy Farming  Anyone can start a dairy farm by having a little knowledge. In this article, I am going to give you some tips which will help you to start...
dairy farm

How to Run a Modern Dairy Farm in India

Modern Dairy Farm Over the last 10 years, India has witnessed a surge of interest in dairy farming. Thousands of new dairy farms have been opened, with top-of-the-line equipment and...
cidr protocol

Anestrus Management in Cattle – CIDR Protocol

Anestrus and its Causes in Dairy Animals Anestrus is a functional disorder of the reproductive cycle characterized by cyclicity failure-absence of heat signs. In simple meaning when cows and buffalo...