Nutrition

Background last update:24 Dec 2019

December edition of Dairy Global now online

The final edition of the year is here! The December edition of Dairy Global magazine (issue 5) is now available to read online in our digital magazine section.

Here are some highlights in edition number 5...

Farm report: Herbs for healthier cows

Dairy Global visited a dairy farmer in Drenthe, the Netherlands who has, in recent years, changed his outlook and looked at crop diversification on his farm. We look at what changes he made and the impact on his cows. Read more on page 6

Photo: Zana van Dijk
Photo: Zana van Dijk

Masked, modified and emerging mycotoxins

After examining peer-reviewed papers on the cost implications of mycotoxins at a similar risk level, it was calculated that cows may produce 1.6 litres (3.5 pounds) of milk per day less when consuming mycotoxins. Read more on page 9

Photo: Mark Pasveer
Photo: Mark Pasveer

Sustainability initiatives: For now and the future

Sustainability is an incredibly important concept these days, due to increasing global awareness of the limited resources to feed our growing population. Here is a closer look at what is being accomplished through Dairy Sustainability Alliance in the USA and proAction in Canada. Read more on page 19

Photo: Shutterstock
Photo: Shutterstock

Interview: Lloyd Pearson, managing director at Pearson Milking Technology

This year Pearson Milking Technology won a government contract in Bangladesh to provide Herringbone parlours to military-run dairy farms to support self-sufficiency in milk production. Dairy Global caught up with the managing director of Pearson Milking Technology, Lloyd Pearson to talk about growth, exports and the company’s future plans. Read more on page 16

Photo: Pearson Milking Technology
Photo: Pearson Milking Technology

GI parasites in relation to pasture quality

Gastrointestinal (GI) parasitism in ruminants is related to pasture quality and grazing management. Here we look at some important GI parasites that affect grazing animals. Read more on page 22

Photo: Dreamstime
Photo: Dreamstime

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