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Dutch Farmers in Distress!

Today Dutch farmers are facing difficult times, because of government regulations planned related to reduce the excess of Nitrogen excretion of the sector. Due to the use of artifical fertilizer and concentrates in the process of scale enlargement and intensification, excess Nitrogen excretion has been an issue in Dutch farming, including the dairy sector, for [...]

By |2022-08-25T13:24:59+00:00August 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High interest for NLF at Indian Centre of Agricultural Research

As NLF foundation we were invited to present our activies to the Central Institute for Research on Cattle, part of the Indian Centre of Agricultural  Research (ICAR) - see invitation below. It generated much interest, especially because ethnovet medicine will now be included into undergraduate veterinary education all over India. Moreover, an order has been [...]

By |2022-04-06T14:08:28+00:00April 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Report NLF webinar Netherlands-Chile on natural calf health

On Thursday January 20 the first NLF webinar in Spanish was organized with interested parties in Chili, and contributions from both Chile and the Netherlands. Topic: Natural ways to reduce antibiotic use in dairy cattle, with emphasis on calf health.    The webinar was moderated by Ana Strappini. Here are the PP's of the speakers [...]

By |2022-02-08T15:47:40+00:00January 17th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NLF in global magazine on Antibiotic Reduction

NEW STRATEGY TO REDUCE ANTIBIOTICS IN DAIRY FARMING is our recent publication in the December  MISSET special issue entitled Antibiotic Reduction - Embracing the Challenge. It is a general description of the objectives,activities and outcomes of the NLF work in both smallholder dairy farming (India, Ethiopia and Uganda), and large scale dairy farming in the [...]

By |2021-12-14T10:48:10+00:00December 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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
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