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Profitable Dairy SystemsProfitable Dairy Systems

Profitable Dairy Systems

Profitable Dairy Systems

Profitable Dairy Systems

Profitable Dairy Systems

Profitable Dairy Systems

  • 2017; Indonesia; Invited to present paper at 7th International Seminar on Tropical Animal Production (ISTAP)
  • 2017: Singapore; Invited to present paper at 3rd Global Dairy Congress
  • 2017: Indonesia; Presented invited paper to Global Dairy Farmers Congress
  • 2017: Bangladesh; Undertook final evaluation of Bangladesh Dairy Enhancement Project
  • 2016: Indonesia; Advised two large intensively managed dairy feedlots on aspects of their feeding and herd management
  • 2016: Malaysia; Advised investor on establishing a large scale dairy feedlot in northern Malaysia
  • 2016: Vietnam; Advised two large intensively managed dairy feedlots on addressing current constraints to improve their herd management hence cow performance and farm profitability
  • 2016: Kenya; Developed a small holder dairy farmer training manual to improve herd management hence farm performance.
  • 2015: Indonesia; Advised Australian supplier of dairy nutrition supplements on promoting their products
  • 2015: Indonesia; Implementing capacity building programs on tropical dairy farming with the West Java government
  • 2015: Malaysia: John’s book “Tropical Dairy Farming” has been translated into the Malaysian language (for distribution to dairy farmers and their advisers) and launched at special function attended by over 400 dairy farmers. The book launch, at Kuala Lumpur, included a montage (which is attached) and was organised by the Association of Dairy Farmers Malaysia and the Malaysian government’s Department of Veterinary Services.
  • 2014: Advised a milk processing company in India on establishing large scale, intensively managed, feedlot dairies (500 and 2000+ cows). This consultancy includes design of sheds and other feedlot facilities, growing appropriate forages and formulating rations, sourcing and managing cows (including implantation of imported embryos), developing Standard Operating Procedures for skilled staff and developing business management strategies to optimise long term profitability and sustainability.
  • 2013: Moderated international E-conference on "The role of agro-industrial and forestry by-products in the feeding of dairy animals in Asia and other tropical regions" with over 550 participants world-wide, Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO Regional Office, Bangkok
  • 2013: Bangladesh, Myanmar, Thailand; Developed farmer extension material for Small Holder Dairy Development Project, Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and Pacific (APHCA), FAO Regional Office, Bangkok
  • 2013: Asia; Appointed Adviser/Coordinator of Asia Dairy Network, managed by Animal Production and Health Commission for Asia and Pacific (APHCA), FAO Regional Office, Bangkok
  • 2012: Indonesia; Advising East & West Java governments on post arrival management of imported dairy heifers on small holder dairy farms (3 year program)
  • 2012: FAO, Rome; Developed a set of 16 emodules on "Feeding management of small holder dairy cattle in tropical Asia"
  • 2012: Peninsular Malaysia; Advising Malaysian government on development of cluster farms
  • 2012: Malaysia; Implementing capacity building programs on tropical dairy farming with the Malaysian government
  • 2012: Indonesia; Advised Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research on developing research and capacity building plans for a large scale dairy program
  • 2012: Malaysia; Advising Universal Commodities, Singapore on establishing large scale dairy farm in Malaysia
  • 2011: Vietnam; Trouble shooting problems for DeLaval in large scale dairy farm management
  • 2011 (ongoing): Malaysia; Advising East Coast Economic Region on developing an intensive dairy farm
  • 2010: Thailand; Advised Thai Government on farm business management
  • 2009: Indonesia; 2 consultancies on improved management of imported and local dairy stock
  • 2009: Malaysia; 2 consultancies for LIVECORP Australia on improved management of imported high quality dairy stock
  • 2008: Indonesia; Advised German development agency on improved management requirements for high quality dairy stock on small holder farms
  • 2008: Malaysia, Sri Lanka; Advised Asian Governments on SE Asian and Sri Lankan dairy development
  • 2008: Vietnam; Advised Vietnam Belgium Dairy Project on farm business management
  • 2007: Stirling Thorne Associates (UK). Updated Small Holder Dairy Tool Box
  • 2007: Malaysia; Advised Malaysian Government on farm business management
  • 2007: Thailand; Advised Thai Government on farm business management
  • 2006: Pakistan; Advised Dairy Pakistan on dairy shed design
  • 2006: Indonesia; Advised Giri Muriah (food distributors, Bali) on feeding and herd management of smallholder dairy farms and value adding dairy products
  • 2005: East Timor; Advised Kiwani International on feeding and herd management of large scale dairy farm
  • 2004: China; Advised Guiyang City Council (SW China) on feeding and herd management of large scale dairy farms
  • 2003-2004: Vietnam; Advised Fraser & Neeve on feeding and herd management of smallholder dairy farms
  • 2002: Thailand; Wrote dairy nutrition manual for university curriculum
  • 2001-2003: Malaysia, Indonesia; Team leader, Clean Milk Production; Advised governments and dairy cooperatives on milking hygiene on smallholder dairy farms
  • 1999-2003: Indonesia; Team leader, Indonesian Dairy Feed Management Project; Advised government and dairy cooperatives on feeding and herd management of smallholder dairy farms
  • 1993: Brazil, Argentina; Advised producers and government on feeding and herd management of buffalo and dairy cattle
  • 1992: New Zealand; Advised dairy producers and agribusiness on calf rearing practices
  • 1984: Philippines; UN Food and Agriculture Organisation member of Tripartite Evaluation Mission of Philippine Caraboa (Buffalo) Research and Development Centre
  • 1976-1980: Indonesia, Employed full time as Beef production specialist at CSIRO, Bogor