Litter from manure

The dairy complex owned by LLC «Kishchentsi» (Dobraya village, Mankovsky district, Cherkasy region) is one of the most intriguing objects on the dairy map of Ukraine. The Dutchman Kees Huizinga manages the farm for many years. For the development of the dairy sector he hires foreigners.

Milk arithmetic. Straw Chopper: expensive or beneficial?

In fact, the dairy business is the process of constant convertion of feed to milk. Unfortunately, the principle that «the cow eat less and give more milk, she should be fed less and milked more» does not work. Therefore, each farmer asks the question: how can the funds invested in the feed be turned into milk? How to improve the conversion of feed? Let’s look for the answer together.

In unison with cows

PE «Agroecology», that is in Poltava region, despite the achievements of agrochemical science, has been using exclusively organic production technologies for more than thirty years, particularly in dairy cattle breeding.

Development instead of «band-aid» approach

A recent survey of dairy farms in Wisconsin, where cows milking more than 13.5 thousand kg of milk per cow, showed that not a high concentration of concentrates in the diet, but the quality of roughage determines the level of milk production.

Penny makes a penny

While mentioning Donetsk region disturbing feeling appears in our mind.

The same thing happened with us when we went on a ten-hour journey to Nova Niva LLC, which is in Novokrasnovka village of the Nikolsky district.

Dairy Mathematics

What do you think: mathematics runs a dairy farm? The Queen of Sciences provides an opportunity to see how the business «looks on paper». Thanks to mathematical actions, physical objects and phenomena turn into figures.

Forage conservation without mistakes

Evgeny Krishtal, Project Manager, «High-Quality Silage Hybrids of Limagrain»

Reserves for improving the quality of corn silage are always there. The main thing is that the head and employees that are involved in the harvesting should know where they can hide.

Barns for a happy cows

This is the true name for the barns in the LLC «Nova Niva», where the animals themselves plan their day: when to milk, when to eat, when to rest.

Third Power

In the relationships between the producers of raw materials and its processors there is always a conflict of interests. Sometimes this conflict can be soften in a partner dialogue, sometimes in debates.

Feed analysis: hidden opportunities

In the April issue of Milk and Farming magazine (No. 2/2017), we have already talked about the interpretation of the results of forage analysis and the possibility of using such information for effective management of feeding and fodder procurement. The American experience was shared by the founder and president of the Cumberland Valley Analytical Servis (CVAS) laboratory Ralph Ward during the 10th International Dairy Congress.

“Profitable Pig Production” magazine