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Organic Dairy Farming

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ISBN: 9798189304941    Publisher: Satish Serial Publishing House Year of publishing: 2011     Format:  Hardcover Language: English
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...Read more
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, certificaton and labeling. This book also gives insight to impending climatic charges - its influence on milk production, climatic 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 practices for producing outputs. The natural immunity of plants and animals are used to combat disease whenever possible. Although many percieve "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 percieve that organic milk tastier, healthier and more natural than conventional milk.
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About the author: Mahendra Singh & D. K. Sharma & U. K. Mishra
Dr. Mahendra Singh is working as a Principal Scientist (Animal Physiology) at National Dairy Research Institute Karnal, Haryana. He has been actively involved... Read more
Dr. Mahendra Singh is working as a Principal Scientist (Animal Physiology) at National Dairy Research Institute Karnal, Haryana. He has been actively involved in research, teaching and extension activities and is working in the area of lactation endocrinology and milk production management of cows and buffaloes. He served in various capacities as Officer Incharge of Cattle Yard and Animal health complex, NDRI for 5 years, besides being the I/C of guest house and Technical/computer cell at ERS-NDRI, Kalyani. Dr. Singh has published 85 research papers, 25 popular articles in national and international journal of repute, delivered 25 guest/invited lectures and presented 90 abstracts in various symposium and conferences in India and abroad. He has published 12 technical books, 8 pamphlets, 1 text book and 2 manuals on Biotechniques in lactation and milk production. Dr. Singh acquired advance training on bovine growth hormone at University of Florida, USA and has been awarded with many prestigious awards and distinctions including Dr. D. Sunderasan Memorial Award, D.N. Mullick Award and Best papers awards by professional societies. Dr. Singh has been an expert member of various committees of the institute and is expert member of Subcommittee on Farm Management (Milking methods and Management) of International Dairy Federation (IDF) since 2003. He has guided 4 Ph.D. and 8 M.Sc. students for their dissertation work. Dr. Singh has handled many research and consultancy projects as a principal investigator and gave consultancy for opening the new dairy farms to the progressive farmer's dairy entrepreneurs.
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