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Guide to good dairy farming practice 2004










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    This second edition of the Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice has been developed by an IDF/FAO Project Group of the IDF Standing Committee on Farm Management. It has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species to support the production and marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products. The Guide focuses on the relationship between consumer safety and economic, social and environmental management at the farm level. D airy farmers - production systems worldwide need to be able to combine profitability with the responsibility of protecting human health, animal health, animal welfare and the environment. This Guide gives individual dairy farmers proactive guidance on how these objectives can be achieved on their farm. The practices that are suggested have been drawn from best practice guidelines and existing assurance schemes around the world, and so individual practices will vary in their applicability to various dairying regions. They are not intended to be legally binding and readers are encouraged to select and implement those guidelines that are of relevance to their situation.
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    Highlights on four livestock sub-sectors in Kazakhstan: The Dairy sub-sector 2010
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    In 2008, the dairy sector accounted for about 17 percent of Kazakhstan’s agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) and 38 percent of its livestock GDP.1 For the last ten years, the annual volume of milk production has been increasing by an average of 4.5 percent, and has almost returned to the 1990 level (Figure 1). This growth is related mostly to increases in the cow population and in the demand for milk and dairy products (MDPs). Cow productivity has remained stable throughout the country, a t an average of 2 253 litres per lactation period.
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    This publication describes the long-term efforts of the Swedish dairy sector to keep animals healthy, thereby putting Swedish dairy farms at the top with regards to low use of antibiotics combined with high productivity. The Swedish success story rests on strong partnerships among farmer organizations, veterinary services, academia, and government agencies and ministries. This document is a tribute to the pioneers and current stakeholders for their sustained work in continuously improving animal health, welfare and productivity, including through the development and implementation of specific health programmes, the recording of production and disease data, the formulation of treatment guidelines and the surveillance and monitoring of antibiotic resistance and use. Key has been a bottom-up approach, allowing farmers' views and conditions to be considered before introducing interventions for limiting the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

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