Characteristics of small-scale dairy farms in Lembang, West-Java

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Abstract

The increasing demand for dairy products in Indonesia may offer possibilities for dairy farmers to increase milk production, and improve their incomes and livelihoods. This study showed dairy farms in Lembang district, West-Java, are mostly small-scale, zero-grazing dairy farms with high stocking densities per unit of land, and a milk production level and reproductive performance below potential. The scarcity and fragmentation of land are causing challenges of obtaining sufficient and good quality fodder and recycling of manure as a fertilizer. Results indicated there is room for improvement of feeding and manure management practices, which may not only contribute to improved farm productivity, but also to improved resource use efficiency and reduction of environmental impacts of dairy farming in Lembang district.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages33
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Publication series

NameLivestock Research report
No.1076
ISSN (Print)1570-8616

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de Vries, M., & Wouters, B. (2017). Characteristics of small-scale dairy farms in Lembang, West-Java. (Livestock Research report; No. 1076). Wageningen: Wageningen Livestock Research. https://doi.org/10.18174/430110
de Vries, Marion ; Wouters, Bram. / Characteristics of small-scale dairy farms in Lembang, West-Java. Wageningen : Wageningen Livestock Research, 2017. 33 p. (Livestock Research report; 1076).
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