Organic Dairy Farming
By: Mahendra Singh & D. K. Sharma & U. K. Mishra
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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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