News: Cow Talk, March 2015

cowtalkcoverIn developing countries, the dairy industry has an important role to play in food and nutritional security. To assist Asian countries develop their local milk industries, the Crawford Fund has supported a number of dairy books over the years by Dr John Moran, a retired Australian senior research and advisory scientist from Victoria’s Department of Primary Industries (DPI).

Experience gained from advising dairy farmers in Australia and working with dairy farmers and advisers in South and East Asia have formed the basis of John’s books. Published by CSIRO, with Crawford Fund support, these books cover topics from rearing young stock to business management to managing high grade dairy cows in the tropics. Four books form companion publications to each other, with new titles currently being written. To ensure the widest availability, it is possible to download the books by chapters from the internet. They form a valuable resource
for dairy farmers in developing countries and Australia alike.

Just published, Cow Talk: Understanding Dairy Cow Behaviour to Improve Their Welfare on Asian Farms, written by John Moran and Rebecca Doyle, is now available to download on-line from CSIRO Publishing.

Other titles

Rearing Young Stock on Tropical Dairy Farms in Asia by John Moran
Shows small holder dairy farmers in Asia how to attain optimal growth in young stock.

Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics by John Moran
Addresses the entire range of management practices found on tropical small holder dairy farms.

Tropical Dairy Farming by John Moran
Shows smallholder dairy farmers in the humid tropics how to improve feeding of cows cost-effectively.

Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers by John Moran
Gives smallholder dairy farmers the business management skills they will need to remain sustainable.