Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows

Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows

by John Moran, Scott McDonald


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780643097681
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

John Moran is a retired Australian senior research and advisory scientist from Victoria’s Department of Primary Industries. While working for DPI, he advised both farmers in southern Australia and dairy farmers and advisers in South and East Asia. His specialist fields include dairy production, ruminant nutrition, calf and heifer rearing, forage conservation and whole farm business management. He manages his consultancy firm, Profitable Dairy Systems, and has published over 200 research papers and advisory articles and five previous books on tropical dairy farming.

Scott McDonald is a Senior Dairy Extension Officer with Victoria’s Department of Primary Industries, located at Echuca in northern Victoria.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 An overview of Australia’s dairy industry
3 The role of feedpads in pasture-based dairy farming
4 Physical aspects of feedpad design
5 Managing feedpad effluent
6 Key principles of dairy nutrition
7 Partial mixed rations
8 Feeding management of partial mixed rations
9 Cow management
10 Farm management
11 Economics of feedpad technology
12 Guidelines and legislation
13 The future role for feedpads in Australia’s dairy industry
Abbreviations and conversions
References and further reading

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