How can you optimize your dairy farm? How to fix the mistakes of organizing a dairy business? What to rely on and what to take as a sample?
If lame animals are present on a dairy farm, the economic losses are enormous and must be determined for each individual farm. Accordingly, it is necessary in each case to develop reasonable measures to eliminate and prevent lameness.
Lameness in cows: where do we lose and where can we gain? Part 1. Where we lose
Political and economic instability, which has become almost the norm of our lives, as well as constant fluctuations of prices on the milk market, make its producers increasingly cautious to count every penny and look for reserves.
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.
Vladimir Mironenko, LLC «Pyotinger Ukraine»
Results of the of European countries achieved over a few decades Ukrainian milk producers managed to get over the course of ten years. It is naturally, because we have adopted experience from around the world. However, together with all advanced technologies and we have repeated virtually all of the mistakes of other countries. And might just learn from the experience of others ... Nowadays many Ukrainian farms get amount of milk of the European level — 7-8 thousand liters/ cow/ year. They spend twice as much concentrated feed, milk cows less than 2 lactation — but milk.
Mykhailo Bilokin, head of the veterinary department of the CC ADP
The leaders of most dairy farmrs are interested in increasing the productivity of animals, the preservation and improvement of weight gain of young stock, as it helps to improve the efficiency of production and generate additional revenue. Worldwide to achieve these goals helps service centre.
In recent years, more and more Ukrainian dairy farms are looking for opportunities to reduce the cost of milk production. The largest item of expenditure is feed. No wonder that in the information publications there are a lot of materials about silage and haylage, because their quality is the key to the health of animals and regular yields. But the question of what corn is more useful for cattle — dry or wet — and how to store it, is not closed.