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Modeling cattle production in
Swaziland with LDPS2

Livestock Development Planning System2
Training Manual

1998

 

Table of Contents

Purpose of this training manual

Installation

Modeling

1. Set production systems and production demand

2. Collecting information on herd structure

3. Set parameters

4. Feed resources

5. Save and print results

Livestock development planning with LDPS2

1. Example 1: Dairy Development Plan

2. Example 2: Beef production

Appendix

Appendix A. Parameters for dairy cattle production in 1996

Appendix B. Parameters for beef cattle production in 1996

Appendix C. Grazing feed resources in Swaziland

Appendix D. Non-grazing feed resources

Appendix E. Dairy systems logical flow chart

List of Tables

Table 1: The number of cattle in Swaziland (1996)

Table 2: Birth and offtake of cattle in Swaziland (1996)

Table 3: Productivity of cattle in Swaziland (1996)

Table 4: Production cycles and mortality rates used for calculation (provisional)

Table 5: Milk demand projections, 1997 - 2006 (unit: thousand ton)

Table 6: Projections of milk production by dairy breeds (1)

Table 7: Projections of milk production by dairy breeds (2)

List of Figures

Figure 1: Growth of herd size, SNL beef cattle (breeders)

Figure 2: Cattle number and cow milk production in Swaziland

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