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Table Of Contents

1.1 Industry and Markets
Industry development
Farms
Markets
Fresh milk
Goat cheese
Other products
Further information
References
1.2 Farm Location & Layout
Location
Milk Delivery
Layout
1.3 Fencing
1.4 Breed Selection
Breeds
Swiss breeds
Anglo Nubian
Crossbreds and mixed breed stock
Production levels
Settling in
Obtaining a herd
Selection criteria
1.5 Annual Farm Check List
Annual Planner
Production & Feeding Wall Chart
2.1 Milking Premises Requirements
Siting
Access
Services
Surroundings
Buildings, Yards and Facilities
Milk Room or Dustproof Compartment
Milking Shed
Air Space and Engine Room
Feed Bins and Storage
Holding Yards
Effluent Disposal
Drainage Systems
Toilet
Water Supply
Hot Water Supply
Safety at the Milking Shed
Buildings and Equipment
Chemicals
Drugs especially Antibiotics
Effluent Ponds and Sumps:
Electrical
Hot Water
Leptospirosis
Operating Equipment
Milk Transport
Storage of Dangerous Substances used at the Milking Shed
2.2 Milking Shed Design
Dairy Shed Types and Features
Pit design
Bail Structure
Gates
Rotary Dairies
Extra features
2.3 Milking Machines
Vacuum Pump
Vacuum Levels
Vacuum Regulator
Interceptor (Vacuum Tank)
Vacuum Gauge
Sanitary Trap
Milklines
Airlines
Pulsation
Rate and ratio of pulsations
Flow Rates
Milking Units and Claws
Teat Cup Liners (Inflations) and Rubberware
Milk Receival Vessels
Milk Pumps
Filters
Coolers
Releaser
Test Buckets
Herd Testing Equipment
2.4 Milking Management
Doe Identification
Udder Preparation
Mastitis
2.5 Cleaning and Sanitising Equipment
Milking Equipment
Milking Machines (manual cleaning)
Milking Machine (cleaning in-place)
Milking Machines (‘Bomb’ cleaning)
Milking Machines (reverse flow systems)
Airline System
Bulk Milk Tank (manual cleaning)
Bulk Milk Tank (cleaning-in-place)
2.6 Antibiotics and Chemical Residues
3.1 Nutritional Needs
Daily Energy & Protein Needs
Other Nutritional Needs
Energy & Protein Costs in Feeds
3.2 Grazing Management
Objective
Pasture Production
Grazing Management
Feed Budgeting
Rotational Grazing
Using Condition Scores
3.5 Mating Management
Objectives
Breeding Facts
Mating
Artificial Insemination
Mating Practices
Synchronisation
‘Out of Season’ Mating
3.6 Herd Improvement
Herd Improvement
Identification
Herd Recording
Breeding Programs
Within Herd
Across Herds
3.7 Kid Rearing
Hygiene & Health
Feeding
Colostrum
Milk
Solid Feeds
Weaning
Equipment
Warmth & Shelter
Setbacks & Stress
Costs
3.8 Goat Age Determination
4.1 Foot Problems
Genetics
Environment
Disease
Management
Common Foot Problems
4.2 Caev (Caprine Arthritis Encephalitis)
Transmission
Signs
Elimination
4.3 Johnes Disease
4.4 Mastitis Control & Scc
Somatic Cell Counts
Do not confuse SCC and Plate Count results
What if the cell count is rising?
Mastitis Prevention
Mastitis Treatment
4.5 Mastitis Control Program
The “3x3x3” Program
A. Prevent New Infections
Milking Machines
Milking Management
Post Milking Hygiene
B. Remove Existing Infections
Treatment of Clinical Cases
Treatment at Drying Off
C. Monitor Progress
Monitor the Bulk Milk Cell Count
Identify Subclinical Cases
Records
4.6 Worm Control
Implementation
Drenching
Monitoring
Withholding Period
4.7 Caseous Lymphadenitis (Cla) or 'Cheesy Gland'
Treatment
Prevention
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Dairy Goat Manual (02-025)

Dairy Goat Manual (02-025)

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