Abstract: Throughout the humid tropics of Asia, smallholder dairy (SHD) farmers have developed their production systems largely based on the "traditional way of doing things". Tradition is a generic word used in this case to mean basing farm management decisions and practices on how their father, or friends or even next door neighbours do things. The low levels of milk production and herd fertility, the high incidences of calf mortalities and poor animal health (such as lameness and mastitis) and the inferior…
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