States Academic Press
Botany, Plant Science and Agriculture - Livestock Management and Dairy Farming
Cattle cows which are bred commercially for the production of milk are known as dairy cattle. Management of such cattle includes hygienic conditions for breeding, dietary regulations, disease management, etc. It can be divided into intensive and extensive management systems. Intensive systems aim to maximize the production per cow in a particular herd. This involves providing the cows with adequate nutrition, housing of the cows, etc. Nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and strength of the cattle. It also directly impacts the milk production and reproduction performance. In extensive dairy cattle management systems, the cattle is left open on the pasture. They are milked multiple times in a day. Some of the other factors considered in cattle management are infertility and diseases such as mastitis, lameness, among others. From theories to research to practical applications, case studies related to all contemporary topics of relevance to this field have been included in this book. It brings forth some of the most innovative concepts and elucidates the unexplored aspects of dairy cattle management. This book is a complete source of knowledge on the present status of this important field.