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New video on Calcium Deficiency in Dairy Cows

The collaboration between NLF and Agro-Eco is bearing its first fruits, with a new video on Calcium Deficiency in Dairy Cows. It presents numerous practical possibilities of how to prevent 'milk fever' in dairy cows under smallholder conditions, taking Indian dairy farmers as an example. Milk fever is one of the common cattle diseases amongst [...]

By |2021-12-09T15:25:46+00:00December 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SUCCES with NLF approach in ETHIOPIA

During the 2-day conference on Dairy Sector Transformationin Addis Ababa, organized by the Ethiopian Society of Animal Production (ESAP), the worldwide results of the Natural Livestock Farming approach were presented with experiences from India, Ethiopia, Uganda and The Netherlands. See NLF presentation at ESAP dairy conference This gained international interest, especfially because of the possibility [...]

By |2021-11-18T10:51:08+00:00November 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report NATURE BASED SOLUTIONS – herbs for dairy health in India and the Netherla

In what way has the work on Herbs for Cattle Health developed in both India and the Netherlands over the past 5 years? During the webinar on 21st of October 2021 dairy farmers and veterinarians from both countries shared their experiences, and were inspired by the way they can learn from each other and improve [...]

By |2021-11-30T10:21:34+00:00October 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deficient colostrum feeding crucial issue in dairy calf raising

The knowledge on adequate colostrum feeding of newborn calves is strikingly inadequate amongst smallholder dairy farmers worldwide. This was one of the main conclusions of the recent NLF webinar on natural calf management organized on 31st August 2021. Many farmers mistakenly believe that calf diarrhea is the result of colostrum feeding, rather than a way [...]

By |2021-09-30T10:04:08+00:00September 28th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Two NLF posters for conference Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals

Between June 7-9 2021 the International Conference on Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals is organized by the CGIAR - Anti Microbial Resistance hub. As NLF we have developed two posters: Strategic international collaboration for reduction of antibiotic use in dairy farming - with info on the results of NLF in India and the Netherlands Improving cattle [...]

By |2021-05-25T13:51:00+00:00May 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Student research on herbal remedies for parasite control

Two groups of international students from Wageningen University have collaborated with NLF in the Netherlands to review literature and interview experts on herbal remedies for parasite control as part of the their MSc program on Academic Consultancy Training (ACT). The first group has focused on two types of internal parasites:  Faciola Hepatica (or Liver Fluke) [...]

By |2021-05-24T12:06:37+00:00May 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NLF webinar 15 April 2021: Natural Approaches to Mastitis Control

The second international webinar organised by Natural Livestock Farming Foundation was in coordination with Trans Disciplinary University (TDU) and Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF), both from India. The focus was on natural approaches to mastitis control - with the main aim to improve cattle health and reduce the use of antibiotics. For the interesting results of [...]

By |2021-05-17T17:43:35+00:00May 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Succesful Natural Livestock Farming webinar – 15 December2020

On Tuesday 15 December we celebrated our first international webinar entitled: "Natural Livestock Farming: an approach to reduce the use of anti-microbials and towards Sustainable Dairy Farming." Under the able guidance of moderator Unnikrishnan Payyappalli the innovative approach in dairy farming based on the NLF 5-layer strategy was presented. Activities are now being implemented in [...]

By |2021-01-11T14:29:08+00:00December 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recognition by President of Ethiopia

During 1st Livestock Week celebrated 15-19 November 2017 in Addis Ababa, Dr Getachew Gebru Tegegn received a certificate of national recognition for his contribution to the development of the Livestock and fisheries sector in Ethiopia. The certificate was handed over by President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia H.E. Dr Mulatu Teshome at a ceremony [...]

By |2020-05-13T08:10:55+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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