Dairy R&D in SA

by Heinz Meissner

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THE EFFECT OF AGE AT FIRST CALVING ON LIFETIME EFFICIENCY.

Discipline: management; Keywords: age at first calving, lifetime efficiency, productive life, selection, genetic parameters. 

PROGRESS ON DEVELOPMENT OF PROBIOTIC YOGHURT WITH POTENTIAL ANTI-CANDIDAL AND ANTI-BACTERIAL ACTIVITY.

Discipline: yogurt; Keywords: Listeria monocytogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, probiotics, antibacterial activity, antibiotic resistance, yogurt.

IS PSEUDOMONAS THE BIGGEST CONCERN IN MILK CONTACT SURFACES?

Discipline: contamination; Keywords: Pseudomonas fluorescens , psychrotrophic bacteria, refrigeration temperature, unhygienic surfaces, biofilms, milk flocculation, UHT milk.                 

NITROUS OXIDE ON PASTURES GRAZED BY DAIRY COWS.

Discipline: environment; Keywords: pasture system; dairy; nitrogen balance; greenhouse gas; emission factors.

PLANTAIN AND FESCUE IN PASTURES FOR DAIRY COWS IN THE SOUTHERN CAPE.

Discipline: pastures; Keywords: kikuyu-ryegrass, Tall fescue, plantain, mixture, fodder flow, milk yield.

ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE OF A NOVEL STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS STRAIN IN SA.

Discipline: mastitis; Keywords: antibiotic resistance, MIC, Staphylococcus aureus, mastitis, somatic cell count, seasons, regions.

PROGRESS ON R & D AND OTHER DEVELOPMENTS IN SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES.

Discipline: sustainability; Keywords: environmental integrity, GHG, soil health, waste management, water, biodiversity, socio-economics, rural stability, farm worker conditions, quality and safety, animal care.

MAIZE HARDNESS AS A QUALITY CRITERIUM IN DAIRY COW DIETS.

Discipline: nutritive value; Keywords: maize hardness, near-infrared spectroscopy, PSI, RVA, intra-lab analysis, feed industry.

HETEROGENIC VARIANCE BETWEEN HIGH AND LOW INPUT DAIRY SYSTEMS.

Discipline: breeding; Keywords: high and low input systems, heterogeneity, selection, INTERGIS, milk yield, ranking of sires.

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE SA DAIRY INDUSTRY: A REPORT ON THE STATUS AND PROGRESS – AUGUST 2020.

Discipline: environment; Keywords: GHG, soil health, waste management, water quality, biodiversity, socio-economics, dairy product quality, animal care.



The report is structured according to the FAO-IDF Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam (DDoR) and the Dairy Sustainability Framework (DSF), which endorses the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and provides guidelines for sustainable development. The report in particular pays attention to (1) environmental integrity as it pertains to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, soil health and nutrient supply, waste management, water quality and quantity, and biodiversity; (2) socio-economics in terms of market development, rural stability and farm worker conditions; (3) dairy product quality and safety, and (4) animal care.