Milk production in the Tropics
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CTA. 1989. Milk production in the Tropics. Spore 24. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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'The Development of Milk Production Systems in the Tropics' T.R. Preston, CTA.
Attempts at developing milk production in tropical countries have been subject to a depressing number of failures - perhaps more than in any other sphere of agricultural development. Those involved in this field have come to realize that the production technologies of the developed world were completely inappropriate for tropical countries, and are now directing their efforts to adapting and improving existing systems. T.R. Preston, author of the book 'The Development of Milk Production Systems in the Tropics', published by CTA, believes that the most economical way of satisfying the growing demand for milk in developing countries is to improve existing breeding and rearing systems, which are based on multiple-use animals, rather than the specialist milk or meat systems prevalent in developed countries. Preston's study is based on research on the nutrition, reproduction, and rearing of ruminants and explores the creation of viable milk production systems, making recommendations for their on-farm application. The book, which is short, simple, and practical, treats all the questions relevant to the setting up of these systems: food, reproduction, rearing and housing. 'The Development of Milk Production Systems in the Tropics' T.R. Preston, CTA.