Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University
of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala
Postal address: P O Box 7024, SE-750 07 Uppsala,
Sweden Visiting address: HVC, Undervisningsplan 6 D
The department carries out basic and applied research on
feed, animal production and husbandry and applied behavioural research.
Particular consideration is given to these factors influence on
health, longevity and performance of the animal as well as product quality
(food) and environment. Research in sustainable livestock systems in the
tropics is an important part of the departments activities.
Research connected to South Asia:
A couple of India related PhD projects have been carried out at the department. One focused on northern
India, mainly Punjab, concerning dairy farmers. The specific
objective was to investigate how farmers perceive their possibilities
to influence their farming and what they need in terms of knowledge
and support to improve milk production from their buffaloes.
Agr. Lic Mikaela
Ståhl Högberg led this project that was funded by Sida/SAREC and Delaval.
The methodology was a qualitative one, where interviews with farmers,
extension personnel and researchers in the area, form the basis for
Högberg defended her Licentiate
thesis on Improved Feeding Systems Leading
to Higher Milk Yield for Indian Dairy Buffaloes, on Friday
31 May 2002. More information.
After that, Mikaela Ståhl Högberg has worked with an informative
web site called milkproduction.com, writing about buffalo milk production. Milkproduction.com has been a
place where people involved in milk production could find useful information in order to make better business decisions. It is owned by DeLaval
International AB in Tumba.
Go for the web site.
The second project was run by C
S Thomas, Officer Buffalo Projects from
Alfa Laval Agri in Pune, India. He investigated factors related
to milking physiology and mastitis in dairy buffaloes. He carried out
his research in southern India.