Technical Publications

Books and CDs

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms

  • Blue Prints for tropical dairy farming. Increasing domestic milk production in developing countries (in collaboration with Philip Chamberlain). (2017)
  • Cow talk. Understanding dairy cow behaviour to improve their welfare on Asian dairy farms (in collaboration with Dr R Doyle), (2014)
  • Feeding management for smallholder dairy farmers in the tropics, CD of 16 emodules (2013)
  • Rearing young stock for tropical dairy farms in Asia (2012)
  • Managing High Grade Dairy Cows in the Tropics (2012)
  • Rearing Young Ruminants on Milk Replacers and Starter Feeds. A manual (in collaboration with Dr Krishnamoorthy), (2011)
  • Fifty years of Farmer Extension for Victoria’s Dairy Industry (2010)
  • Feedpads for Grazing Dairy Cows (2010)
  • Business Management for Tropical Dairy Farmers (2005)
  • Tropical dairy farming – Feeding management for small holder dairy farmers in the humid tropics (2005)
  • Calf rearing – A practical guide (2002)
  • Heifer rearing – A guide to rearing dairy replacement heifers in Australia (2001)
  • Forage conservation – Making quality silage and hay in Australia (1996)
  • Calf rearing – A guide to rearing calves in Australia (1993)

Selected research and conference papers

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms (B)

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms (B)

  • Moran, J. B. (2016). The future role for large scale dairy feedlots in increasing domestic milk production in SE Asia. Proc 1st Tropical Animal Science and Production 2016
  • Moran, J. B. and Morey, P. (2016). Strategies to increase the domestic production of raw milk in South East Asia. Global Dairy Congress, Singapore, May 2016
  • Moran, J. B. , Bernard, J. K. and Young, A. (2016). Prioritising improvements to traditional management practices on small holder dairy farms in the humid tropics of Asia. Int. J. Agric. Biosciences 5(2): 73-81, 2016.
  • Moran, J. (2016). Improving small holder dairy farming in tropical Asia. Chapter 37 of Achieving sustainable cultivation of cow’s milk (Vol 1), Ed van Beizen, Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited, Cambridge UK
  • Moran, J. and Morey, P. (2015).Increasing the production of raw milk in Indonesia and other South East Asian countries. Proc 6th International Seminar on Tropical Animal Production pp 1-11., Yogyakarta, Oct 2015.
  • Moran, J. (2015). Developing a farm audit to address the problems of stock welfare on small holder dairy farms in Asia. Int J. Livest. Prod. Vol 6 (2): 26-34, Feb 2015.
  • Moran, J. (2015). Improving stock welfare in developing countries: Bringing Australian export dairy heifers into the “welfare tent”. Agricultural Science, the journal of the Agricultural Institute Australia, No 1, pp 26-62. May 2015.
  • Moran, J. (2015). Book review of “Farmageddon. The true cost of cheap meat”. Agricultural Science, the journal of the Agricultural Institute Australia, No 1, pp 74-76. May 2015.
  • Moran, J. (2015). New insights into categorizing the status of milking cows on a dairy farm. Broadening Horizons, Feedipedia – Animal Feed Resources Information System, No 16, Jun 2015. http://www.feedipedia.org/sites/default/files/public/BH_016.pdf.
  • Moran, J. (2014). Understanding cow behaviour to improve their welfare on smallholder dairy farms. Broadening Horizons, Feedipedia – Animal Feed Resources Information System, No 8, July 2014. http://www.feedipedia.org/content/broadening-horizons
  • Makkar, H. and Moran, J. (2014). Feeding dairy cattle in the tropics: a manual for trainers and practitioners. FAO, Regional office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok.
  • Moran, J. & Brouwer, J. (2014). Quantifying the returns to investing in improved feeding management on dairy farms in Peninsular Malaysia. Animal Production Science. Vol 54: 1354-1357.
  • Moran, J. & Brouwer, J. (2013). Feeding management and farmer concerns about constraints to production on Malaysian dairy farms. Int. J Agric. Biosciences. Vol 2 (5):234-241.
  • Moran, J. & Brouwer, J. (2013). Interrelationships between measures of cow and herd performance and farm profitability on Malaysian dairy farms. Int. J Agric. Biosciences. Vol 2 (5):221-233.
  • Moran, J. (2013). Addressing the key constraints to increasing milk production from small holder dairy farms in tropical Asia. Int. J Agric. Biosciences. Vol 2,(3):90-98.
  • Moran, J. (2013). Assessing current dairy farm management using Key Performance Indicators. FAO/APHCA meeting on small holder dairy developmnt, Chiang Mai, Apr 2013.
  • Moran, J. & Brouwer, J. (2012). Planning dairy development programs in tropical Asia. Proceedings of the 2nd Int Sem on Animal Industries, Jakarta, July 2012, pp 27-34. and also in “Planning Dairy Development Programs in Asia”, p11-18, Proceedings of a symposium held at the 15th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Bangkok, Nov 2012
  • Moran, J. (2011). Factors affecting high mortality rates of dairy replacement calves and heifers in the tropics and strategies for their reduction. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science, 24 (9), 1318-1328.
  • Moran, J. (2009). Key performance indicator’s to diagnose poor farm performance and profitability of smallholder dairy farmers in Asia. Asian Australasian Journal of Animal Science 22 (12), 1709-1717.
  • Moran, J. (2009). Improved management requirements for high quality dairy cows on small holder farms in Indonesia. International Dairy Seminar, Uni of Andalas, Padang, West Sumatra, Jun 2009.
  • Moran, J. (2008). Key performance indicators for Indonesian small holder dairy farmers. Indonesian National Livestock Seminar, Bogor, Nov 2008 and Wartazoa, Indonesian Bulletin of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Vol 18, No 2, 78-85 2008.
  • Moran, J. (2008). Underpinning the future for small holder dairy farming in Asia through improving farmer business skills. 13th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Hanoi, Sep 2008.
  • Moran, J. (2006). Importing dairying technology into South East Asia, 2. Ensuring the relevance of imported services. Agricultural Science (Journal of Aust Inst Agric Sci and Tech) 19: 1, 18-24.
  • Moran, J. (2006). Importing dairying livestock into South East Asia. Agricultural Science (Journal of Aust Inst Agric Sci and Tech) 18: 3, 17-25.
  • Moran, J.B. (2005). Importing goods and services for South East Asia’s dairy industries: Ensuring their relevance to farmer needs. Integrating livestock-crop systems to meet the challenges of globalisation. Proc Anim Husb Ass Thailand/Brit. Soc. Anim Sci Int Conf. Vol 1, pp157-171. Nov 2005.
  • Moran, J. (2004). Constraints to small holder dairy farming in SE Asia. In Proceedings of the 11th Animal Science Congress. (Eds H.K. Wong, J.B. Liang, Z.A. Jelan, Y.W. Ho, Y.M. Goh, J.M. Panandam and W.Z. Mohamad). Vol 1, pp. 143-157, 11th Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Malaysia, Sep 2004.
  • Burrell, D.E. & Moran, J.B. (2004). Developing a strategic plan for Indonesia’s small holder dairy industry. In Proceedings of the 11th Animal Science Congress. (Eds H.K. Wong, J.B. Liang, Z.A. Jelan, Y.W. Ho, Y.M. Goh, J.M. Panandam and W.Z. Mohamad). Vol 1, pp. 143-146, Sep 2004. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Malaysia.
  • Moran, J.B. & Mickan, F.J. (2004). Increasing intakes of quality forages by cows on Indonesian small holder dairy farms. In Proceedings of the 11th Animal Science Congress. (Eds H.K. Wong, J.B. Liang, Z.A. Jelan, Y.W. Ho, Y.M. Goh, J.M. Panandam and W.Z. Mohamad). Vol 2, pp. 7-10, Sep 2004. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies, Malaysia.
  • Mickan, F. & Moran, J. (2002). Silage making training for Indonesian dairy small holders. pp. 70-71. Proc.13th Int. Silage Conf., Ed L. McGechie and C. Thomas. Sep 2002 Auchincruive, Scotland.
  • Miller, J. & Moran, J. (2002). Opportunities and challenges for the export of services training and technology from Queensland. “Stepping forward. The future for Queensland dairy and you.” QDPI Seminar, Toowoomba, Jun 2002.

Technical Manuals

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms (C-D)

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms (C-D)

  • The profits achievable through intensive dairy systems in India (Jan 2015).
  • The Smallholder Dairy Innovation Program (SDIP) for Asia workbook (Mar 2015)
  • The Golden Rules of tropical small holder dairy farming (May 2015)
  • The development and self sufficiencies of Asia’s dairy industries (Dec 2015)
  • The feeding of by-products to small holder dairy farms in Asia and other tropical regions. Final report of E-Conference held in November-December 2013 (www.dairyasia.org) (2014)
  • Progress on smallholder dairy development project in Bangladesh, and Myanmar and Thailand. (2013)
  • Daily contributions to the E-Conference “The role of agro-industrial and forestry by-products in the feeding of dairy animals in Asia and other tropical regions” (www.dairyasia.org) (11 Nov to 10 Dec 2013)
  • Developing standard operating procedures for the welfare of Australian dairy heifers in overseas markets (2013)
  • Developing a management package for importing dairy heifers into tropical Asia (2012)
  • The nutritive value of feedstuffs for dairy farmers in South East Asia (2012)
  • Reviewing the latest research on increasing supplies of fresh milk from small holder dairy chains in Indonesia. ACIAR report (2012).
  • Constraints to increasing fresh milk from small holder dairy chains in Indonesia. ACIAR report.(2012)
  • A short course on tropical dairy farming. Malaysian DVS manual (2012).
  • Feeding management for small holder dairy farmers in the tropics. FAO manual (2012)
  • A blue print for a large scale intensive dairy farm in Asia (2012)
  • Dairy production in Indonesia: The value chain from paddock to plate (with Phillip Morley) (2011)
  • A blue print for a 50 cow small holder farm in Asia (2010)
  • Best management practices for small holder dairy farmers in Asia (2010)
  • Guide to good dairy herd management in temperate regions: A manual for farmers, dairy advisers, technical staff and other dairy specialists (2010)
  • A guide to better dairy herd management in the tropics. LiveCorp manual (2010)
  • Improving business skills in Vietnam’s small holder dairy industry (2008)
  • Dairy production in Sri Lanka: Current situation and future prospects (2008)
  • Dairy production from smallholder farmers in Asia – Synopses of workshops from 2000 to 2007 (2008)
  • Managing heat stress and housing for Pakistani dairy cows and buffaloes (2007)
  • Developing a post-arrival herd management protocol for imported Australian dairy heifers (2007)
  • Dairy production in Indonesia with particular reference to milk quality (2007)
  • Dairy production in Malaysia with particular reference to milk quality (2007)
  • Improving business skills of small holder dairy farmers in Thailand (2007)
  • Value adding Indonesia’s dairy industry: Developing cottage industries in East Java (2006)
  • The key drivers of good reproductive performance on Indonesian dairy farms (2006)
  • Improving milk composition through better feeding management (2003)
  • Managing dairy farm costs – Strategies for dairy farmers in irrigated northern Victoria (2002)
  • Growing quality forages for small holder dairy farms in Indonesia (2001)
  • Growing calves for pink veal – A guide to rearing, feeding and managing calves for pink veal in Australia (1990)
  • Maize for fodder – A guide to growing, conserving and feeding irrigated maize in northern Victoria (1987)

Computer software

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms (E)

Tips for Proper Managing of Dairy Cows on Indonesian Smallholder Farms (E)

  • 2016. FAO Ration Tool. A least cost ration computer program to formulate a ration and calculate the Feeding Profit for milking cows. Developed in conjunction with Edward Bault and Harinder Makkar.
  • 2015 onwards. FARMPROFIT. A suite of programs to formulate rations for milking cows (and replacement heifers) to calculate Feeding Profits (or milk income less feed costs). Developed for Indonesia and Malaysia.
  • 2009 onwards. FEEDPROFIT. A suite of programs to calculate the milk income less feed costs for milking cows. Developed for Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.
  • 2009. MIFC2009. A program to calculate the milk income less feed costs for grazing cows, excluding the cost of grazed pasture.
  • 2008 onwards. FARMPROFIT. A suite of programs to calculate the cost of production for small holder dairy farmers using farm business analyses. Developed for Vietnam (VIETCOP), Thailand and Malaysia.
  • 2004. KYMILK. A program to calculate the energy requirements for milk production on a daily basis or the entire lactation
  • 2001. TDN workbook. A program to convert chemical analyses of a feed into energy value (expressed as Total Digestible nutrients and Metabolisable Energy)
  • 1999. KYFEED. The Kyabram pasture budgeting program optimising pasture cover for each month by manipulating grazing, supplementing and forage conservation strategies
  • 1997. KYCOW. A program to calculate the energy requirements of milking cows
  • 1997. KYHEIF. A program to calculate the energy requirements and feeding costs of milk fed calves and weaned dairy heifers and dairy beef.