Deficient colostrum feeding crucial issue in dairy calf raising

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

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 [...]

Two NLF posters for conference Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animals

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

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 [...]

Student research on herbal remedies for parasite control

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

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) [...]

NLF webinar 15 April 2021: Natural Approaches to Mastitis Control

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

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 [...]

Succesful Natural Livestock Farming webinar – 15 December2020

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

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 [...]

Funders increasingly interested in Natural Livestock Farming

By |2020-05-13T08:10:55+00:00February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

More and more organizations worldwide, inducing funding agencies, express their interest in the Natural Livestock Farming network and 5-layered strategy for ways to overcome common constraints in dairy farming. For example in Uganda, where the major problem is related to increasing resistance of ticks to chemical acaricides. Funds of TIDE program of SNV-Uganda are used by [...]

Recognition by President of Ethiopia

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

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 [...]

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