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Goat Farming in Israel modern and traditional farming

Goat Farming in Israel modern and traditional farming side by side Langer Ofier The Israeli Dairy School Since Bible time, goats have been very common in Israel; they moved from one area to another during the year. Goats were a common source of milk, meat, and fabrics. A large flock of sheep and goats was a sign of wealth. Today the goat dairy industry in Israel is a dynamic and…

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Feeding Strategy For Dairy Herds Based On The Israeli Experience

Dairy Feeding strategy & Diet formulation for the Israeli Dairy Herd  By Dr. Ofer Kroll The Dairy Herd Feeding strategy approach in Israel dairy today is to maintain two feeding groups: one for early lactation and another for the rest of the milking cows. Dairy Herd Feeding Strategy in family farms, the one-diet method is the most popular one. Ad-libitum feeding, mainly with TMR and minimal transfer of cows between…

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Forage Management Key Factor in Dairy Feeding

Forage Management is Key Factor in Dairy Feeding Forage Management is one of the most important factors in cows feeding  As we all know, forage management is an important factor in maintaining high milk production and producing high-quality forage feed. Most experienced dairy farmers know that testing and managing forage quality is a year-long activity. Nevertheless, it leads to healthier cows and improved milk production. Fibre-rich foods are vital to…

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Dairy Herd Management The Main Principles

Seven main principles in Dairy Herd Management  An overview of the key Herd Management principles for Dairy Farmers Dairy Herd Management is an important factor for Dairy farms that maintain long-term high production. They need to successfully manage several key factors: cow nutrition, reproduction, comfort, and milking. Alongside these essentials, all dairy farms must deal with the logistics of weather, transportation, and expenses. It can be a lot to balance,…

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Cow Cooling the Effective Israeli Way for Better Dairy Farming

Cow Cooling the Dairy Farming system we use in Israel keeps your cows cool throughout the summer, making sure you have happy, healthy, and fertile cattle. As with humans, cows need a specific temperature to be at peak health. The temperature becomes too high on dairy farms, causing female cows to lose milk production and fertility. The human body uses homeostasis to maintain its temperature. We may jump in the…

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Newborn Calf Care of fresh Cow and newborn

Newborn Calf Care of Fresh Cows Caring for a newborn calf and her mother are critical to the success and survival of both the mother and the calf.  When a cow is ready to give birth, it’s essential that someone be there to keep watch, checking on her often to monitor the progress and ensure everything is going well.  At times the cow or heifer may have complications during pregnancy,…

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Dairy Farmer Next Generation

Dairy Farmer, the success keys for the next generation Running a small dairy farm is a difficult career choice, and owning one can be a risky business.  It’s not a mystery as to why.  The long hours, the intense labor, and small profit margins are driving the next generation farmer away from the fields and into other professions in hopes of finding a better option. Owning a farm, tending the…

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Calf Health and Colostrum Management

Calf Health and Colostrum Management The Importance of Colostrum for Calf health One of the most critical factors for calf health occurs in the first hours after birth: colostrum intake. Colostrum is the first milk a female mammal produces after birth. It is higher in nutrients, protein, and antibodies than regular milk. When a calf is born, it does not have any disease protection inherited from the mother; it must…

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Advanced Dairy Herd Management Technologies

Advanced Dairy Herd Management Technologies One of the key reasons Israeli’s dairy industry stands apart is its use of advanced dairy farming technologies. Advanced Dairy Herd Management technological advancements have become essential to the dairy industry worldwide, and Israeli companies are some of the global leaders in producing new technologies. This refined technology helps dairy farmers, both in Israel and elsewhere, to improve their cows’ and goats’ health, manage farms…

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Advantages of Parlor Milking System

Advantages of Parlor Milking System The modern dairy Parlor Milking System has vastly improved the strenuous activity of milking. There is an undeniable intimacy to growing up on a small dairy farm when you are a child. The entire farm was our playground, there was no Parlor Milking System, the animals our friends, and our imaginations would run wild. Through a child’s eye, a small farm can seem like the perfect…

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