Milk SA Guide to Dairy Farming - 2nd edition

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Contents:

CHAPTER 1 THE SOUTH AFRICAN DAIRY FARMING ENVIRONMENT

1.1 Introduction to the South African dairy industry
1.2 Economy of dairy farming
1.3 Buying cattle for dairy farming

CHAPTER 2 DAIRY CALF AND HEIFER REARING, FEEDING AND HEALTH CARE

2.1 Dairy calf and heifer health care
2.2 Calf-rearing systems
2.3 Hygiene and care
2.4 Calf feeding
2.5 Dairy calf diseases
2.6 Calf and heifer care

CHAPTER 3 DAIRY ANIMAL HEALTH CARE

3.1 Basic anatomy of the dairy cow
3.2 General dairy livestock health
3.3 Diseases in dairy animals
3.4 Dairy cow health

CHAPTER 4 DAIRY ANIMAL PRODUCTION

4.1 Dairy animal herding and handling practices
4.2 Dairy animal breeding concepts
4.3 Breeding practices
4.4 Water supply systems and fencing on a dairy farm

CHAPTER 5 DAIRY LIVESTOCK FEEDING

5.1 Dairy feed types
5.2 Feeding practices
5.3 Feeding facilities and equipment

CHAPTER 6 MILK HARVESTING AND IN-PARLOUR PROCESSING

6.1 Milk harvesting facilities
6.2 Milk harvesting process
6.3 Dairy parlour equipment
6.4 Dairy parlour hygiene
6.5 Record keeping
6.6 Composition of milk and quality indicators
6.7 In-parlour processing and quality control

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