Dairy Cattle Husbandry
by Puck Bonnier, Arno Maas, Jolianne Rijks
Pages: 84 pp.
Edition: Agromisa Foundation, Agrodok 14, Wageningen, 2004
Dairy cattle are kept all over the world. Keeping a dairy cow can be very lucrative, especially close to urban areas. The dairy cow is, however, a very valuable animal and owning one entails a number of risks.
This booklet is aimed at farmers who have experience with goats and sheep or with cattle and who want to start or improve their cattle keeping.
It is especially meant for smallholders who are confronted with changing surroundings, whether ecological - such as in semi-arid areas or economic, such as increasing demand for milk.