Animal Feeding / Dairying / Feeds / Fodder

Mapping world animal feeding systems in the dairy sector

Animal feeding is of critical importance for the global dairy sector as it is the first step in the milk production chain and its impact can be observed at every level of the dairy chain.

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) established a Task Force on Animal Feeding to develop a technical monograph on animal feeding in the dairy sector.

The report will be published in early 2012.

It will provide a “world map of animal feeding systems in the dairy sector as precisely as possible, and according to geographical zones and/or farm size.”

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2 thoughts on “Mapping world animal feeding systems in the dairy sector

  1. The report will be a great contribution in the development of livestock sector across the world. It will be benificial for the stake holders to know different feeding systems adopted in different areas and choose the best for them to be econonmical and productive for their areas.

  2. I hope the report will also tackle the effect of climate change on animal fee supply and give strategies to mitigate the effect.

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