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Dairy & Beef Cattle, Sheep & Goat Production
The Netherlands, known informally as Holland, is a small country comprising about 35 thousand square kilometres. In addition to being a densely populated country with 17 million people, it is home to a great many farm animals. There are some 4 million cattle, of which 1.6 million dairy cows, 1 million sheep and 0.5 million goats.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
FARM MANAGEMENT, NUTRITION & FODDER PRODUCTION
This includes all aspects of practical dairy farming, reproduction, animal health and nutrition. On farms, feed production combined with well-balanced compound feed is the basis of efficient and profitable livestock farming. It is also essential that housing and equipment suit local conditions.
PUM experts have ample experience in reproductive management at farm level and can provide training in AI and ET.
ANIMAL HEALTH & VETERINARY SERVICES
Disease prevention, animal health programmes and welfare are the highest priority of PUM’s veterinary experts. Most are experienced private practitioners advising farmers in animal health, production and control of contagious diseases and zoonoses.
SHEEP & GOAT PRODUCTION
PUM experts provide advice on all aspects of sheep and goat husbandry, including management, feeding, reproduction, health care and milk and meat production.
DAIRY & MEAT VALUE CHAINS
Many PUM experts have a bird’s-eye view of the entire production chain, from ingredients and machinery to quality control and consumer demand
OTHER AVAILABLE EXPERTISE
Buffalo dairy farming, wild life management, horses, clean milk production & mastitis control, veterinary practice for companion animals, animal health for zoo animals, livestock & nature management. PUM experts are experienced in working with individual farmers and with groups of farmers in cooperatives. Their experience spans a variety of climatic conditions and includes intensive as well as extensive farming systems.
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