This cow produced 22,798 liters of milk in 365 days! Not in the USA or cold Europe, but in a tropical country just like Kenya. This lactation record equals an impressive and unbelievable lactation average of over 62 liters of milk per day! Welcome to this “seeing is believing” picture show through the fantastic and fascinating world of true tropical dairy cattle.
"Quartinha Terra Vermelha"
22,798 liters in 365 days
Breed: Girolando (50% Gir, 50% Holstein)
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Reproduction in goats is vital for production of milk, meat and fibre. It is the principal goal of the producer so as to have a steady supply of animal products. Reproduction influences the number of surplus animals for sale or culling. Goat products are the end result of reproduction.
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Artificial insemination of livestock is a common practice in Kenya especially for breeding dairy cattle. The impact of AI is much deeper than simply another way to impregnate. Other farm animals like sheep, horses, pigs, dogs, poultry and honeybees can be bred using this method as it provides an economical means for livestock breeders to improve their herds using males with desirable traits and with the least regard for their location in far away places.
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Which breed of dairy cow can produce the largest volumes of milk? And which breed will give you the highest amount of milk per kg bodyweight? And the best quality of milk as measured by butterfat and protein percent? These are questions that are easy to answer and few will deny that Holsteins and Jerseys will win above challenges.
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The benefits of livestock insurance in Kenya have not been felt by farmers because they have not known how the premiums and the payouts are arrived at. Nonetheless, the economic effects expressed through claims settlement and payments to a large extent prove the positive effects of livestock insurance.
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