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HIGHLIGHTS Dear Readers, Greetings! We all know that agriculture and allied activities have played vital role in boosting the rural economy of India. It contributes nearly 22 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Eventhough the dairy cattle rearing along with agriculture is widely accepted as income generating activity, current milk production of 32 Cr lit per day is not enough to meet the daily requirement of the soaring population of India. The solution lies into the adoption of scientific dairy farming to achieve high milk production rather than traditional cattle rearing. We appreciate the initiative taken by National Dairy Development Board to achieve milk production upto 210 mn tones by 2020-21 in India through the launch of ‘National Dairy Plan’. It knocks the opportunity of adoption of standard herd management practices to maintain dairy farms’ profitability. 'Profitability' is the key factor which attracts new dairy entrepreneurs and convinces the existing dairy farmers to remain in the sector. Profitability of a dairy farm mainly depends on farmer's awareness, willingness and his capabilities to cope up with various management challenges. NIDF explores and create opportunities to tap into this new pool of potential entrepreneurs and farmers. 'Micro Dairy Farms' is one such initiative created with a vision to contribute in the sector. Considering this, we have come up with theme based 'Dairy Farming Times'. This issue mainly focuses on 'Managing Dairy Farms Profitably.' Read inside to know more about the interesting updates undertaking in the dairy parlance. For further details, you may write us at dairyfarming@nidf.in. Happy reading. Punjab to tie up with Israeli company to promote dairy farming. Government lifts ban on export of skimmed milk powder. 1.50 lakh semen samples imported to improve animal's breed. Cows genetically modified to produce healthier milk. Local dairy consumption to grow 3-5% per year in next 3 years: Newyork's largest on-farm biogas power project generates renewable energy for nearly 1,000 homes. May - June 2012 DAIRY FARMING TIMES Managing Dairy Farms Profitably Managing Dairy Farms Profitably
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  • H I G H L I G H T S

    Dear Readers,

    Greetings!

    We all know that agriculture and allied activities have played vital role in boosting the rural economy of India. It contributes nearly 22 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India. Eventhough the dairy cattle rearing along with agriculture is widely accepted as income generating activity, current milk production of 32 Cr lit per day is not enough to meet the daily requirement of the soaring population of India. The solution lies into the adoption of scienti�c dairy farming to achieve high milk production rather than traditional cattle rearing.

    We appreciate the initiative taken by National Dairy Development Board to achieve milk production upto 210 mn tones by 2020-21 in India through the launch of ‘National Dairy Plan’. It knocks the opportunity of adoption of standard herd management practices to maintain dairy farms’ pro�tability.

    'Pro�tability' is the key factor which attracts new dairy entrepreneurs and convinces the existing dairy farmers to remain in the sector. Pro�tability of a dairy farm mainly depends on farmer's awareness, willingness and his capabilities to cope up with various management challenges.

    NIDF explores and create opportunities to tap into this new pool of potential entrepreneurs and farmers. 'Micro Dairy Farms' is one such initiative created with a vision to contribute in the sector.

    Considering this, we have come up with theme based 'Dairy Farming Times'. This issue mainly focuses on 'Managing Dairy Farms Pro�tably.'

    Read inside to know more about the interesting updates undertaking in the dairy parlance.

    For further details, you may write us at dairyfarming@nidf.in.

    Happy reading.

    Punjab to tie up with Israeli company to promote dairy farming.

    Government lifts ban on export of skimmed milk powder.

    1.50 lakh semen samples imported to improve animal's breed.

    Cows genetically modi�ed to produce healthier milk.

    Local dairy consumption to grow 3-5% per year in next 3 years:

    Newyork's largest on-farm biogas power project generates renewable energy for nearly 1,000 homes.

    May - June 2012

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    Managing Dairy Farms Profitably

  • Managing Dairy Farms Profitably

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    Approaches to elevate dairy farms’ profitabilityIntroductionDairy farming is an emerging trend in India. It plays a constructive role in promoting rural economy and provides ample opportunities to entrepreneurs for building their careers in professional dairy farming. Focused and systematic farming process can increase milk yield of cattle which escalates dairy farm's profitability. Managing dairy farm's profitability depends on selecting a high yield breed of cattle, providing them total mixed ration, periodic vaccination-veterinary care, adopting advance milking technology and high quality breed improvement practices. Harmonization of all these edges can lead to profitable dairy farming.

    Intense feeding managementA good feeding regime is the foundation for profitable dairy farming. Feed intake is the major factor influencing milk production and body condition change especially during lactation. Consequently, grouping strategy and subsequent group feeding behavior that influence dry matter intake potentially have a tremendous impact on cow productivity, cattle well-being, herd health, and farm profitability.

    The design of the feeding system, feeding management, and dietary formulations must recognize the dynamic nature of dairy cow psychology and physiology, nutrient requirements, and variability in feedstuff composition. Accessibility of feed during times of the day when cows want to eat, such as when leaving the milking parlor, promotes greater feeding activity at the feedbunk. Likewise, proper animal grouping strategies within herds reduce competition for feed at the bunk or manger and improve feed intake.

    Feeding is the highest cost in the dairy business which makes feeding a challenge for the dairy farmers. So "Intense feeding management" technique will need to be used and it must be carefully evaluated for good economic returns.

    Intense feeding management include :• Feeding system

    • Feeding strategy

    • Ration balancing

    A profitable feeding program will optimize these components to encourage cow comfort, normal feeding & social behaviour by the milking herd. Intense feeding behaviour encourages maximum feed intake, optimum production and reproduction, and herd health.

    Herd health & care Taking good care of cattle health does not only mean treating cattle when it is sick. It also means helping the cattle to avoid becoming ill. Most diseases can be prevented by taking special care like :

    • Cleaning and disinfecting. Disinfection is useless without cleaning thoroughly before hand

    • Always ensure free access to clean and fresh water

    • Good and regular feeding

    • Shelter for protection against bad weather (rain, wind and cold, or intensive sunshine)

    • Regular light exercise

    • A peaceful environment (avoid unrest and stress)

    Another precaution to be taken is quarantine as well as segregation. This means isolating sick cattle (during their illness) and newcomers (for about six weeks) from the rest of the herd. This measure is often hard to implement, but helps to avoid the spread of contagious diseases to other animals.

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    Breed improvementBreed improvement means using cattle for breeding which has some superior traits as compared to other animals and these superior traits must be responsible for better production level of that animal and also for their offspring.

    The genetic improvement in dairy cattle for improving milk production can be brought about by selective breeding within a breed i.e. mating of best males with best females.

    There are certain factors on which genetic improvement of any herd is based and they are :1. Proper record keeping and selection of the dairy cattle

    2. Proper management of nutrition and environment

    3. Proper breeding strategies on farm which implies to introducing the cattle with good or superior genetic makeup

    Milking through machineThe concept of milking by machine means milking cows quickly, cleanly and gently. Advancement in science and technology made possible to overcome the challenges of performing mass milk collection. As a matter of necessity, advancement in milking technology and milking procedures resulted in faster milk removal as well as gentler to the cows. Some of the advantages of milking machines are :

    • Saving of labour expenses

    • Reduction of dependency on skilled farm workers

    • Enables rearing of larger herd strength

    • 3-4 times faster than hand milking

    • Increase in the milk yield

    • Increases the quality of milk

    • Reduces stress throughout the lactation by creating good milking routines

    Profitable dairy farming is the result of sound understanding of business, good planning and monitoring. Focused approach, scientific know-how and proper management is necessary to overcome the challenges of breeding, feeding and milking. Advance technologies i.e. sexed semen, embryo transfer and ovum pick up also alleviate breed improvement as well as good feeding regime encourages maximum feed intake, optimum production of milk and herd health.

    Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Exhibition & ConferenceDuration : July 13-15, 2012

    Venue : Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hyderabad

    Objective : To provide knowledge to farmers and entrepreneurs about latest methods in animal

    rearing & dairy processing. The event will also expose them to best practices,

    government/institutional assistance and various schemes.

    http://tinyurl.com/8ydltca

    Forthcoming Event

  • Managing Dairy Farms Profitably

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    Policy Initivative National

    Punjab government to set up modern herd stations.The Punjab Government will set up modern herd stations at Charrik (Moga), Samana (Patiala) and Batala (Gurdaspur) at a total cost of Rs 18.5 crore to promote dairy farming in the state.

    http://tinyurl.com/cvepo7d

    Agriculture, livestock vital for economic uplift: CMAgriculture and livestock sectors are of key importance in strengthening the provincial economy as in addition to being a source of precious foreign exchange, they also provide abundant job opportunities for the masses, said Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif.

    http://tinyurl.com/cly9xf4

    State mulls NDDB tie-up to increase Mumbai’s milk supply.The NDDB has in-principle agreed to set up a plant in the region. The government will provide land and other logistic support to it, while the procurement, processing and supply will be the NDDB’s responsibility.

    http://tinyurl.com/d4ava3n

    Odisha to include 30 districts under the livestock scheme.The Centre has decided to include 30 Odisha districts under livestock scheme in this fiscal. As Odisha has achieved success in dairy farming, the State Government should vigorously promote diary-farming. More and more cows should be included under this scheme.

    http://tinyurl.com/cqyvvpw

    National Dairy plan: Phase 1 in Punjab soon.Punjab government has approved the breeding policy to improve the quality of cows and buffaloes through artificial insemination in a planned manner.

    http://tinyurl.com/7ls222w

    Global

    Dairy industry receives $1m grant for energy-efficiency education.Dairy Australia has received a $1 million federal government grant for 900 dairy farm energy assessments across the country. The grant was awarded for the Smarter Energy Use on Australian Dairy Farms project as part of the government’s $20 million Energy Efficiency Information Grants program.

    http://tinyurl.com/cbdsyl8

    Dairy companies get grants to help cope with carbon tax.The government is providing a total of $8 million to assist manufacturers invest in $23 million worth of energy efficient machinery, to help reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas production.

    http://tinyurl.com/894642t

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    Business & Markets National

    Dairy business in Andhra Pradesh hits jackpot.The dairy industry in Andhra Pradesh has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years to be currently worth Rs 5,000 crore. With around 200 small and large dairy farms coming up in the city in the past four years, the agro-based dairy business seems more lucrative than ever.

    http://tinyurl.com/cb7cxxk

    Enhance income with dairy farming.Dairy farming is ideal for farmers to progress as it provides money once in every 15 days. The farmers instead of selling the milk to private dairys, should the sell the same to milk producers unions and should utilise the money for their welfare, said Kolar-Chikkaballapur Milk Union Ltd.

    http://tinyurl.com/dxsdr3a

    Aavin urged to augment milk procurement to 3.7 lakh litres.The Minister visited milk processing unit of union and also inspected the sachets manufacturing units, milk kova and ghee production units, and directed officials to maintain the machines properly so as to ensure maximum capacity utilisation.

    http://tinyurl.com/dxoz5gz

    Global

    Rabobank predicts Ireland to be main beneficiary from milk quota removals.Removal of milk quotas in 2015 will allow the Irish dairy sector to establish itself as the low cost source of production for the Northern hemisphere, taking advantage of the growing demand for dairy products around the world. We would see Ireland as one of the key beneficiaries of the removal of the quotas.

    http://tinyurl.com/cg2p3dn

    Nestlé invests in Morocco to boost milk production. Nestlé has announced a multi-million investment plan in Morocco to improve the quality of fresh milk and encourage the development of the dairy industry through the private sector.

    http://tinyurl.com/d8guuhc

    Danone Explores a New Premium “Functional” Yogurt Category in the UK.Dragon Rouge has developed a highly impactful design for Oykos which communicates clearly the key brand values of luxurious taste and premiumness, as well as being extremely modern and dynamic.

    http://popsop.com/55491

    Asia looks to Israel for dairy farming technology.Israeli technology is revolutionising dairy farming and Asia is one of the biggest beneficiaries.Some of the biggest leaps are being made in the Vietnamese and Chinese market.

    http://tinyurl.com/6llme9y

  • Managing Dairy Farms Profitably

    Dairy Farming Times | May - June 201205

    Research & TechnologyGenetically engineered, low-lactose dairy calf bred in China.Chinese scientists claimed to have bred the world's first genetically-modified calf that would produce low-lactose milk in two years.The calf, named 'Lakes', was born on April 24 at a lab of Inner Mongolia Agricultural University. Zhang and his research team extracted fetus fibroblasts from a Holstein cow that was 45 days pregnant and genetically engineered the fetus by transplanting an lactose dissolution enzyme into the cell, Xinhau news agency reported.

    http://tinyurl.com/dxgmwdu

    DNA research will help dairy breeders.Scientists have identified 40 traits in the DNA of dairy cattle, so farmers can use DNA readings to pick which animals to breed from.The Dairy Futures CRC has spent $3 million mapping the DNA of 10,000 dairy cows across Australia.

    http://tinyurl.com/czwux2x

    Cows genetically modified to produce healthier milk.Chinese scientists have developed and unveiled a genetically modified cow whose milk they claim is healthier, triggering fresh alarm over the growth of 'Frankenstein foods.The cow, whose embryo was manipulated to include genes from bacteria, produces milk containing healthy omega-3 fats commonly found in fish and which are thought to be good for arteries and heart.

    http://tinyurl.com/c7xmbrf

    New Zealanders studies enzymes in cattle.AgResearch identified Butyrivibrio proteoclasticus, a bacterium found in the rumen that is very efficient at breaking down organic matter like grass and silage, and University of Waikato scientists have been investigating the range of enzymes it produces.Ultimately, they're hoping to isolate enzymes that farmers could use on animal feed to aid digestion which would lead to less methane, nitrogen and waste from their animals.

    http://tinyurl.com/cq8vsto

    Breeding heifers by size can impact profit potential.Leonard says that many heifers are still being bred at the same age as before even though they could easily be bred two to three months sooner based on size. A few problems that can result from heifers being bred too late are increased metabolic problems at calving such as ketosis, lower milk production and wasted money on feeding the heifers.

    http://tinyurl.com/cprmxog

    Increasing dietary roughage and distillers grains dietary inclusion means lower feeding cost.Increases in traditional feed costs have cattle producers looking for cheaper feedstuffs that will still supply both high energy and quality protein.Many co-products contain substantially more protein and fiber, and in the case of distillers grains (DG), more fat, than corn grain.

    http://tinyurl.com/cx2vqbc

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    Best Practices Chance for dairy farmers to turn dung into dough.The Federal Government has released the first dairy industry methodology, which farmers can use to make money under the Carbon Farming Initiative. Dairy farmers will be able to generate carbon credits by covering manure ponds and capturing the greenhouse gases they emit, and then using those gases to generate power. It's important that we take care to ensure that the methodologies have integrity, that they are in fact going to measurably reduce Australia's emissions.

    http://tinyurl.com/brfr4vb

    PLDDB launches online dairy farming guide.The Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Board (PLDDB) has launched Pakistan’s first online dairy farming guide. Pak Dairy Info is the first ever website in Pakistan having comprehensive information and guidance regarding dairy farming. Besides providing an overview of livestock and dairy sector of Pakistan, breeds suitable for dairy farming, selection of animals, modern dairy farm housing, management of animals at different stages, record keeping, farm sanitation and hygiene, feed and nutrition, reproduction, diseases and reproductive disorders are different topics which have been covered in this website.

    http://tinyurl.com/d7y2jtn

    Destiny Dairy adds value to their manure through composting.With milk prices dropping again, it helps dairy producers when they can find another source of income from their dairies.For Ole and Jessica Johnson of Destiny Dairy near Stanton, N.D., that value-added source of income is manure. The Johnsons are managing their manure by composting it and marketing it.Our compost adds value to our manure.

    http://tinyurl.com/d53448p

    Distribution of milk worth Dhs1 million underway by RCS, dairy firm.The UAE Red Crescent Society in collaboration with a major dairy producer, Almarai, has started distribution of milk worth Dhs1 million, which will continue for the next two months, to the deserving families in the country.The initiative called “social contribution service” has been launched by Almarai to donate 120,000 litres of milk among 10,000 families living in the UAE and registered with the UAE Red Crescent Society.

    http://tinyurl.com/dyj4rty

    USAID, Engro to enhance milk storage capacity chain.The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Engro Foods will enhance milk storage network in the country by installing 60 milk chillers in remote villages throughout northern Sindh and southern Punjab to increase incomes of small dairy farms.

    http://tinyurl.com/dxyu5mn

    Dairies pamper cows with chiropractors, waterbedsCow comfort has become a key concern for the nation's farmers, who have known for generations that contented cows give more milk. Some farmers have installed waterbeds for their cows to rest on, while others play classical music.

    http://tinyurl.com/6obykhf

  • Sector Updates

    Dairy Farming Times | May - June 201207

    Policy InitivativeNational

    Punjab to tie up with Israeli company to promote dairy farming.The Punjab government will tie up with Israel-based Afimilk company to provide technical support to state's farmers in order to promote dairy farming. Afimilk provides technical support to dairy farming sector world over and it also has world's highest yielding cows with 12,000 litres of milk per cow per year through intensive use of advanced technology.

    http://tinyurl.com/blw7mhg

    1.50 lakh semen samples imported to improve animal's breed.In order to enhance milk yield in Punjab 1.50 lakh semen samples have been imported from Canada and America by the State Animal Husbandry Department to help improve the breed of cow. Ranike said with the help of these semen samples more than seventy five thousand (75,000) cows would be enabled to produce 7,000 to 8,000 litre yield per lactation.

    http://tinyurl.com/cyd8ce2

    Nabard to carry on DEDS dairy scheme this year.National Bank for Agriculture and rural development (Nabard) will continue Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme (DEDS) in 2012-13 too. The Union Government has allocated Rs 150 crore for the scheme in the Budget. This includes Rs 25 crore as special component for Scheduled Castes. “The main objectives of the scheme are to encourage establishment of dairy farm for production of clean milk and to promote calf-rearing for conservation and development of good breeding stock.

    http://tinyurl.com/d5zl64r

    Government lifts ban on export of skimmed milk powder.The government today notified lifting of ban on exports of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to improve finances of dairy firms and help milk producers. Earlier this month, the government had decided to lift export ban on SMP amid surplus availability of milk.

    http://tinyurl.com/cy5hoq9

    Global

    New milk contract rules should be in place in 2013.Legislation to implement the EU Dairy package in the UK was expected to be in force by spring 2013.“The industry is actively discussing the introduction of such a code, which would allow milk producers and processors to deal with issues more appropriately and quickly than the EU legislative model,” he said.

    http://tinyurl.com/bu3j8h6

    Dairy groups applaud U.S.-Russia trade legislation introduction.The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) applauded on introduction of legislation to extend Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) to Russia. Four U.S. Senators introduced the bipartisan legislation in order to enable U.S. companies to expand exports to Russia when it joins the World Trade Organization (WTO) this year.

    http://tinyurl.com/bwr76et

  • Sector Updates

    Business & MarketsNational

    Vasudhara Dairy chalks out vision 2015.Valsad's Vasudhara Dairy has chalked out a futuristic plan 'Journey 2015' - a vision document to increase its milk processing capacities and annual turnover.

    http://tinyurl.com/dy52vjn

    Mother Dairy in high-protein growth drive.Mother Dairy, the wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) with sales in excess of Rs. 500-crore, plans to double its dairy products turnover by the end of the fiscal year 2013-14.

    http://tinyurl.com/cxy2z9k

    Sahara India to enter dairy business.Sahara India Pariwar today announced its decision to make a foray into dairy business from next year. "We are going to make a foray into dairy business by opening the world's biggest dairy on April 1, 2013. We plan to produce 50 lakh tonnes of milk -- the largest in the country,"

    http://tinyurl.com/cxavwgp

    Amul plans to open 1,000 outlets this fiscal.Preparing to defend its turf from foreign competitors, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation that sells dairy products under the popular Amul brand, aims to open 1,000 more outlets across the country in the current fiscal.

    http://tinyurl.com/ccl8bo6

    Global

    World's biggest dairy firm to develop China specific products in Shanghai.New Zealand-based Fonterra, the world's biggest dairy company, announced to develop unique products for the booming Chinese market at new innovation center in Shanghai.

    http://tinyurl.com/d6kodvj

    Local dairy consumption to grow 3-5% per year in next 3 years: Tetra PakMalaysia's dairy consumption will see an annual growth rate of 3% to 5% in the next three years. Malaysia has been experiencing an uptrend in dairy consumption with a compounded annual growth rate of 3%.

    http://tinyurl.com/czx6ly4

    Tanzania: New initiative to transform dairy sector.Development interventions should be aimed at addressing both technological gaps and marketing problems, especially at the farm level, reveals Tanzania Milk Producers' Association (TAMPA) Chief Executive Officer Edmund Mariki.

    http://tinyurl.com/cdonvh6

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  • Sector Updates

    Research & TechonologyNational

    Two Indian probiotic cultures available for commercial use: AAUTwo probiotic cultures developed indigenously by the Anand Agriculture University (AAU) in Gujarat for supplements and dairy products, have now been made available for commercial use. Probiotic organisms are live microorganisms (in most cases, bacteria) that are similar to beneficial microorganism found in the human gut. They are also called 'friendly bacteria or good bacteria'. Probiotics are available to consumers mainly in the form of dietary supplements and foods.

    http://tinyurl.com/c8txjk6

    Global

    Amino acids more important than protien in dairy rations.Rather than focus on the crude protein content of dairy cow diets Ken March, ruminant advisor with Countrywide, said the focus should be on providing sufficient amino acids. Getting more amino acids into the cow can increase milk yield, fertility, milk proteins and animal health. Getting more amino acids into the cow can increase milk yield, fertility, milk proteins and animal health.

    http://tinyurl.com/cx6wfxt

    Pomegranate extract and dairy cow performance.Israeli researchers investigated the effects of adding a concentrated pomegranate extract to the ration of lactating cows on performance and udder health parameters. Two experiments were conducted to investigate effects of dietary supplementation of concentrated pomegranate extract (CPE) on perfor-mance of lactating cows. The three subgroups fed CPE produced more milk than their respective control subgroups, their milk SCC was lower, and the proportion of H-SCC cows at the end of the experiment was lower.

    http://tinyurl.com/cgtk5cx

    Merck Animal Health introduces ZUPREVO a new antibiotic for BRD.Merck Animal Health announces the US approval of ZUPREVOTM (tildipirosin) – a novel, new macrolide antibiotic for the management of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) that offers excellent combination of effectiveness and convenience.Studies show that tildipirosin is rapidly absorbed from the site of injection, reaching peak plasma concentrations in just 45 minutes. Tildipirosin also yields higher and more persistent plasma concentrations. In trials, lung concentrations of tildipirosin in cattle treated with ZUPREVO were found to be above 1 µg/g after 28 days.

    http://tinyurl.com/ctluzhv

    DSM launches Fertility Improvement Profit Calculator app.DSM has launched its Fertility Improvement Profit Calculator for dairy farmers as a free smartphone app. This tool enables dairy farmers to calculate in two easy steps the financial returns that may be generated by improving dairy herd reproductive performance. The Fertility Improvement Profit Calculator is easy to use. Step 1 - the farmer fills out a simple form describing the current situation in terms of herd size, calving interval, milk yield, cows culled, heifer replacement cost and milk price. Step 2 - the farmer uses a slider to visualize the financial impact of shortening the calving interval.

    http://tinyurl.com/d7unwf6

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  • Sector Updates

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    Best Practices National

    Mother Dairy launches eco-friendly van "Kamdhenu" hits roads . On the occasion of World Environment Day, Mother Dairy has launched environment-friendly vans named ‘Kamdhenu’.The step is part of dairy major's efforts to do away with 5.75 tonnes of plastic pollutants daily in and around the National Capital. After seeing its success in a month's time more such vans will start moving in Delhi and NCR region.

    http://tinyurl.com/cpo6o6t

    Dodla Dairy gets global certification.Dodla Dairy Ltd, a Rs 700-crore turnover company, has obtained a global energy management system certification from TUV SUD Asia. This new certification will enable Dodla Dairy Limited, one of Andhra Pradesh's leading dairy product manufacturers, to induce process-driven alterations in their systems in order to improve energy efficiency, use and consumption, save costs, and cut greenhouse gas emis-sions.

    http://tinyurl.com/chr7f2e

    FDA Maharashtra commences special drive to ensure zero milk adulteration.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Maharashtra, has commenced a state-wide campaign against milk adulteration. Milk adulteration is happening on a daily basis and we are forced to take up a special drive across the state against the illegal producers, packers and distributors of milk.

    http://tinyurl.com/d3r3ppu

    Punjab trains youths to increase dairy products.Atleast 90% of the milk produced in developed countries is processed for dairy products whereas this figure is just 14% in case of Punjab.It was stated in a commercial training programme organized by Krishi Vigyan Kendra, which is affiliated with Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana, at Guniyana village of Muktsar district.

    http://tinyurl.com/cdkg77j

    Global

    New York's Largest On-Farm Biogas Power Project Generates Renewable Energy for Nearly 1,000 Homes.This Synergy co-digestion biogas project is the cutting edge of energy technology and is an absolute revenue-producing game changer for our dairies and local economies. By recycling agricultural waste in biogas plants, dairies can reduces disposal costs, produce affordable renewable energy to run their operations and gain a revenue source by selling excess power to the grid.

    http://tinyurl.com/cre9znn

    Smartphones ringing the changes in milking sheds.A Waikato University student is helping to develop technology that enables dairy farmers to use a smart-phone to herd cows. Mechanical engineering student Dushyant Parmar spent the summer on four Waikato farms developing and testing the technology, called Protrack Drafter.

    http://tinyurl.com/bvs2oq4

  • Our Initiative

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    Supported by:

    www.flourishpurefoods.com

    Inviting people to be come members....

    Our vision is “to enhance thinking, capability and performance of dairy farming sector, as well as

    encourage established and new entrepreneurs to participate in this sector as a primary occupation,

    leading to sustainable rural development and significantly contribution to the national economy.”

    It can be achieved through innovative approaches and collective efforts by the sectoral professionals

    and especially practicing dairy farmers, so coming together and than working together is an essential.

    Looking into this, we provide opportunity to people to get membership of NIDF.

    Membership benefits:

    1. Members can get all kinds of technical supports for setting up their own dairy farm.

    2. Members can participate in the process of development of standard quality practices in the dairy

    farming.

    3. Membership provides an opportunity to conduct joint research on various components of dairy

    farming like cattle nutrition, cattle breeding, fodder farming and dairy farming as whole.

    4. Free subscription of our bi-monthly newsletter-Dairy Farming Times.

    5. Members can publish their research papers and articles in institute's periodicals.

    6. Members can participate in workshops, seminars, conferences, expo-exhibitions for knowledge

    exchange.

    7. Membership offers networking opportunities with other members for achievement of individual as

    well as institutional goals.

    Membership eligibility:

    1. Student

    2. Sector professional

    3. Commercial dairy farmer having minimum 10 cattle (cow/buffalo) in dairy farm and milking by

    parlor/machine/hand.

    For membership, you may contact us on +91-90990 62197 or write us on dairyfarming@nidf.in