Principles of Cattle Production, 3rd Edition


Author: Clive J C Phillips
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1786392704
Category: Medical
Page: 271
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Completely updated and revised, the new edition of Principles of Cattle Production continues to provide an introductory level text for all interested in dairy and beef cattle production systems. This edition presents a vision for a cattle industry that addresses issues about impacts on the environment, the welfare of cattle and the provision of safe and high quality food for an increasingly demanding world population. The new edition: - Is expanded to include more on animal welfare, sustainability and production systems in low and middle income countries, including smallholder production systems. - Has undergone a thorough review of all the existing chapters, with new content on the future role of cattle. - Contains quality colour illustrations, so that key information can be found at a glance. - Is beautifully written with many examples and pointers for further information. - Tackles key issues of sustainability and the requirement for increased production. - Now contains helpful exercises and other resources for students and their teachers to consider the role of cattle in the world today and in the future. Principles of Cattle Production 3rd Edition continues to provide a comprehensive yet concise overview for all undergraduate students of animal science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, animal welfare and industry personnel.

Beef Production from Different Dairy Breeds and Dairy Beef Crosses


Author: G.J. More O'Ferrall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401708479
Category: Medical
Page: 395
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This publication contains the proceedings of a Seminar "Beef production from different dairy breeds and dairy beef crosses", held in Ireland on April 13-15, 1981, under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC) as part of the European Communities (EC) programme for beef production research. The CEC wishes to thank those representatives of Ireland who took responsibility for the organisation and conduct of this Seminar, notably Professor E.P. Cunningham, Dr. G.J. More O'Ferrall (local organiser), Dr. Patricia McGlaughlin and In particular, thanks are due to Dr. McGlaughlin Mr. R. Barlow. and Mr. Barlow for their recording of the discussions. Professor Ian Gordon of the Faculty of Agriculture, kindly made available the facilities of Lyons House, University College, for the Seminar. Thanks are also accorded to the Chairmen of the Sessions Professor D. Smidt, Dr. R.B. Thiessen, Professor A. Neimann Sorensen, Professor E.P. Cunningham, and to all the participants who presented papers and took part in the discussions. X OBJECTIVES The aims of the Seminar were to review recent comparisons of Holstein and Friesian strains with other dairy breeds for beef and veal production; to look at the use of beef breeds for crossing on dairy herds in various EEC countries, and to examine the economic and genetic balance between milk and beef traits in dual purpose bull testing and selection.

Beef Production

The Commonwealth and International Library: Agriculture and Forestry Division
Author: T. L. Dodsworth
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483186989
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 96
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Beef Production focuses on the different aspects or sectors of beef production, elaborating different systems of production and development with reference to both technical and economic efficiency. This book discusses the position and possible developments in beef production, types of beef and beef carcass, factors affecting technical efficiency and profitability, and importance of the type of animal and recording in beef production. The accounts on calf rearing, suckler herds, eighteen- and twelve-month systems, and conventional fattening in winter and summer are also provided. Other topics include the fat stock guarantee scheme, bull performance test centers, rearing weaned calves, spring calving with herd house, and grazing management. This publication is recommended for food technologists and livestock specialists interested in beef production.

Profitable Organic Farming


Author: Jon Newton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405151048
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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The demand for food produced from sustainable and organic farm enterprises continues to grow worldwide, with demand exceeding supply for many items. This second edition of an extremely well received and successful book covers every aspect of an organic farm enterprise that can have an influence on profitability. As such the book is an essential purchase for all those involved in organic and sustainable farming. Topics covered in this second edition of Profitable Organic Farming include grassland productivity, production systems for dairy, beef, sheep, pig, poultry and arable farms, farm size and enterprise combinations, organic standards, financial management, marketing, success factors and progress by organic farmers. The book concludes with a new chapter covering potential future scenarios for organic farming. Drawing on new information available in the area and including case studies from successful organic farm businesses, the author Jon Newton has written a book that is of great commercial use to a wide range of workers including organic farm managers and those wishing to commence organic farming operations. The book is also of great use and interest to agricultural scientists and students and those working in government and regional agricultural advisory services worldwide. Libraries in research establishments, universities and colleges where agricultural sciences are studied and taught should have several copies of this important and useful book on their shelves. Review of the first edition ‘It is an essential volume for any commercial organic farmers or budding organic farmers bookshelf. It will no doubt also be a very popular read and provide much food for thought amongst many agricultural students’: New Farmer & Grower. Jon Newton is an agricultural consultant specialising in organic and sustainable agriculture based in North Wales, UK.

Principles of Cattle Production


Author: Phillips, C.J.C.
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780640544
Category: Medical
Page: N.A
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This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.

The Straw Manual

A practical guide to cost-effective straw utilization and disposal
Author: Bill Butterworth
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401160422
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 212
View: 1953

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This book is not about what might be done with straw one day. It is about what can be done with it right now on the farm. It is about today's technology, allowing decisions to be made about what to do with straw this year in order to minimize costs, minimize management problems and maximize yields and profits. It can be read cover to cover, chapter by chapter or dipped into as a reference book. Whichever way, this manual is aimed at helping the farmer to understand the technology and do the job that has to be done - profitably. Action Plans which summarize the relevant data and ease decision-making appear at the end of each chapter. The final part is a Decision Planner which will help with tackling the job in hand, on the day. Acknowledgments Grateful thanks are given to many individuals and organizations for their assistance, support and provision of information. Special acknowledgment is made to the fine work done by ADAS and their staff who made efforts to provide a great deal of up to date data for this publication. Thanks for assistance are also given to leI Plant Protection Division and to John Deere who, through their annual Award to agricultural writers, sparked this project off by giving the award to the author in 1982.

Arthur's Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics E-Book


Author: David E. Noakes
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 070203990X
Category: Medical
Page: 960
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"Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics has been the standard reference textbook for veterinary students for many years, as well as for students of animal science and related disciplines; in addition it has also been a useful reference source for the practicing veterinary surgeon. The new edition builds on the success of the previous edition covering normal reproduction and reproductive disorders and diseases in the common and less common domesticated species (llamas, alpacas, camels). The book has been completely revised with full colour throughout to include recent developments in reproductive biology and endocrinology, as well as the new knowledge on the causes and treatment of reproductive disease." "This is a reference text that has been refreshed well and warrants a place on practice bookshelves." - Veterinary Record, Feb 2011 Classic text reference Covering all aspects of reproduction and obstetrics in all common and less common domestic species Only book covering full range of domestic animals Practical clinical approach throughout Thorough updating throughout to reflect changes in practice since the last edition New authors and contributors to ensure contemporary and international approach (contributors from Finland, the Netherlands, USA, Denmark an New Zealand) Full colour throughout

Principles of Cattle Production


Author: Henry Swan,W. H. Broster
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN: N.A
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 438
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The structure of the british cattle industry. Syncronisation of oestrus and ovulation in cattle. Multiple ovulation, egg transplantation towards twinning. The physiological interrelationship os reproduction, lactation and nutrition in the cow. The influence of the climatic environment on metabolism in cattle. Energy supply from the digestive tract of cattle. Protein sysnthesis in the rumen: Its implication in the feeding of non-protein nitrogen to ruminants. Energy utilisation in the body. Amino acid supply as a limiting factor in milk and muscle synthesis. Nutritional influencing the efficiency of energy utilisation by beef and dairy cattle. Meeting the energy and protein requirements of the growting animal. Plane of nutrition for the dairy cow. Factors influencing voluntary food intake in cattle. Utilisation of grassland by dairy cows. Beef from grass and forage crops. Conserved forage - complement or competitor to concentrates. Selection for milk and beef characteristics - collateral or independent? The genetic implications of selecting cattle for large size. Practical beef cattle improvement. The future - milk versus beef or milk and beef.

Efficient beef production from grass

proceedings of a conference organised jointly with the British Society of Animal Production, held at Peebles, Scotland, 3-5 November 1987
Author: J. Frame
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780905944142
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 310
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Epidemiology and Control of Nematodiasis in Cattle

An Animal Pathology in the CEC Programme of Coordination of Agricultural Research, held at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark, February 4–6, 1980
Author: P. Nansen,R.J. Jørgensen,E.J.L. Soulsby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400983115
Category: Medical
Page: 616
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This publication is the Proceedings of a workshop held at the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University in Copenhagen, Denmark on 4th - 6th February, 1980, sponsored by the Commission of the EUropean Communities (CEO) as a part of the programme of coordination of agricultural research in the field of animal pathology. The CEO wishes to thank those who took responsibility for the organisation of the workshop, those who presented the papers, and all participants. VII CONTENTS SESSION I METHODOLOGY I MONITORING PASTURE INFECTIVITY AND PASTURE CONTAMINATION WITH INFECTIVE STAGES OF Dictyocaulus viviparus 3 R. J. J¢rgensen THE CORRECT HANDLING OF FAECAL SAMPLES USED FOR EXAMINATION OF Dictyocaulus viviparus LARVAE 11 H. J. W. M. Cremers SOME EFFECTS OF STORAGE ON THE RECOVERY OF Dictyocaulus viviparus LARVAE FROM FAECES 17 M. T. Fox EXPERIENCES WITH OUR TECHNIQUES FOR THE RECOVERY OF NEMATODE LARVAE FROM HERBAGE H. -J. Burger 25 A TECHNIQUE FOR THE RECOVERY OF INFECTIVE TRICHOSTRONGYLE LARVAE FROM SOIL 31 K. Bairden, J. L. Duncan and J. Armour SESSION I METHODOLOGY II A MODIFIED AND SIMPLE MCMASTER TECHNIQUE 45 Sv. Aa. Henriksen COMPARISON OF TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTAMINATION OF PASTURE HERBAGE WITH INFECTIVE NEMATODE LARVAE 51 J. -P. Raynaud and L. Gruner RECOVERY OF Ostertagia FROM THE BOVINE ABOMASAL MUCOSA BY IMMERSION IN WARM NORMAL SALINE 69 N. E. Downey CONTROLLED/CRITICAL TESTS IN THE EVALUATION OF ANTHELMINTIC ACTIVITY 75 D. D{;.

Producing Beef Profitably from Pasture


Author: David Hamilton
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503502023
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 192
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It is clear that many farmers could benefit from better knowledge of research information. Therefore, the aim in this book is to provide better access to research information from various sources that is pertinent to managing grazing beef cattle in southern Australia. In beef production, the cost of production is commonly at least half the gross return so that any improvement in efficiency, such as use of a better calving season, can commonly have at least double the percentage effect on profit that it has on gross return.