Mortality of dairy cows in Georgia: Understanding death and risk management in the Kakheti region

These results of a livestock mortality survey highlight some key implications for the design of valuable insurance for Georgian dairy farmers. It identified any differences in mortality rates of midsized to large dairy farms compared with smallholder farms. The information helps address the unique risk management needs of midsized to large farms, as well as those with higher-value cows. The report discusses these key findings:

  • Farmer and farm characteristics
  • Buying and selling cows
  • Cow mortality
  • Farmers’ concerns and risk management
  • Holstein Cows

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