Milk is one of the world's most important agricultural food products. Its importance in the diet is widely acknowledged and it is an essential ingredient in a wide range of foods. In meeting rising demand, more intensive dairying systems face a range of challenges such as maintaining high standards of safety in the face of the continuing threat from zoonoses entering the food chain, whilst sustaining nutritional and sensory quality. At the same time farms need to become more efficient and sustainable. Finally, farming must also meet higher standards of animal health and welfare. Smallholder systems in developing countries face problems such as poor cattle nutrition, low productivity and vulnerability to disease which impact on safety, quality, sustainability and animal welfare.
Drawing on an international range of expertise, this book reviews research addressing safety quality and sustainability. Part 1 reviews pathogens affecting milk, their detection and control. The second part of the book discusses the environmental impact of dairy farming and ways it can be better managed, from improved nutrition to ways of protecting biodiversity. The book also reviews ways of supporting smallholders improve dairy farming in the developing world.
Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 2: Safety, quality and sustainability will be a standard reference for animal and dairy scientists in universities, government and other research centres and companies involved in milk production. It is accompanied by two further volumes which review milk composition, genetics and breeding as well as dairy herd management and welfare.
"Edited by the Director General of the International Dairy Federation, Dr Nico van Belzen, there can be little doubt regarding the scientific quality and likely impact of these volumes... I hope that the books/chapters will find a large audience and, by doing so, help to achieve the sustainability of milk production that the title promises" Journal of Dairy Research
Part 1 Ensuring the safety and quality of milk on the farm 1.Pathogens affecting raw milk from cows: Claire Verraes, Sabine Cardoen and Wendie Claeys, Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain; and Lieve Herman, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium; 2.Routes for pathogen contamination of cow's milk on the dairy farm: Mansel Griffiths, University of Guelph, Canada; 3.Detecting pathogens in milk on dairy farms: key issues for developing countries: Delia Grace, Silvia Alonso, Johanna Lindahl, Sara Ahlberg and Ram Pratim Deka, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; 4.Mastitis, cow's milk quality and safety: Paolo Moroni, Cornell University, USA; 5.Chemical contaminants in milk: Bernadette O'Brien, Teagasc, Ireland; 6.Detecting and preventing contamination of dairy cattle feed: Delia Grace, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya; 7.Minimising the development of antimicrobial resistance on dairy farms: appropriate use of antibiotics for the treatment of mastitis: Pamela L. Ruegg, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; 8.Food safety management systems on dairy farms: Dr Rejean Bouchard, Formerly Dairy Farmers of Canada, Canada; 9.Developments in milking machinery: Douglas Reinemann, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Part 2 Sustainability 10.The environmental impact of dairy farming: an overview: Norman Scott, Cornell University, USA; 11.Setting environmental targets for dairy farming: Sophie Bertrand, French Dairy Board (CNIEL), France; 12.Breeding and nutritional strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in dairy farming: Joanne Knapp, Fox Hollow Consulting LLC, USA; 13.Grassland management to minimise the environmental impact of dairy farming: Margaret E. Graves and Ralph C. Martin, University of Guelph, Canada; 14.Water and energy management to minimise the environmental impact of dairy farming: John Upton, Teagasc, Ireland; 15.Managing manure on dairy farms: Theun Vellinga, Wageningen University, The Netherlands; 16.Monitoring greenhouse gas emissions from dairy cows and pasture fields: Santiago Utsumi, Michigan State University, USA; 17.Ensuring biodiversity in dairy farming: Ben Tyson, Central Connecticut State University, USA; Liza Storey and Nick Edgar, New Zealand Landcare Trust, New Zealand; Jonathan Draper, Central Connecticut State University, USA; and Christine Unson, Southern Connecticut State University, USA; 18.Organic dairy farming and sustainability: Veronika Maurer, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland; 19.Trends in dairy farming and milk production: the case of the UK and New Zealand: Alison Bailey, Lincoln University, New Zealand; 20.Assessing the overall impact of dairy farming: Jeremy Hill, Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, New Zealand; Part 3 Improving quality, safety and sustainability in developing countries 21.Implementing safety, quality and environmental management systems for dairy farming in developing countries: Richard Baines, Royal Agricultural University, UK; 22.Improving smallholder dairy farming in tropical Asia: John Moran, Profitable Dairy Systems, Australia; 23.Improving smallholder dairy farming in Africa: Julie Ojango, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya; 24.Health and welfare issues in organic dairying: Gidi Smolders, Wageningen University, The Netherlands;
Series: Burleigh Dodds Agricultural Science : Book 2
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 6th June 2017
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.74