Suckled Calf Production

Author: Richard Fuller

Publisher: Scholium International


Category: Beef cattle

Page: 86

View: 6362

Principles of Cattle Production, 3rd Edition

Author: Clive J C Phillips

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786392704

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 6308

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

View: 2281

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

View: 3907

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

View: 3096

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

View: 7774

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: 6867

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

View: 9759

"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

Livestock farming systems

integrating animal science advances into the search for sustainability : proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Livestock Farming Systems, Posieux (Fribourg), Switzerland, 19-20 August, 1999

Author: Danielle Gagnaux,Jost Rodolphe Poffet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789074134798

Category: Livestock

Page: 430

View: 2051

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

View: 1116

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{;.

Intensive Beef Production

Author: T. R. Preston,M. B. Willis

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293157

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 602

View: 7651

Intensive Beef Production, Second Edition focuses on the technologies, methodologies, and approaches involved in beef production, including genetics, breeding, feed utilization, fertility, and growth efficiency. The publication first elaborates on the beef market, carcass composition and quality, and genetic improvement. Discussions focus on breeding systems, correlation between traits, selection for meat production in dairy cattle, body weight and composition, carcass evaluation, consumption, and international trade. The book then examines genotype, physiology of digestion and feed utilization, and beef calf production, including factors controlling feed intake, nitrogen utilization, artificial methods of augmenting fertility, birth weight, calf mortality, and weaning weight. The text takes a look at dairy calf production, breed, sex, and hormones, and growth and efficiency. Topics include energy concentration and source, grain processing, protein, antibiotics, vitamins, growth mechanisms, breed, hormones, breed suitability, and mortality and disease. The book is a valuable reference for researchers interested in beef production.

Producing Beef Profitably from Pasture

Author: David Hamilton

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1503502023

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 192

View: 5513

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.

Calving Problems and Early Viability of the Calf

A Seminar in the EEC Programme of Coordination of Research on Beef Production held at Freising, Federal Republic of Germany, May 4–6, 1977

Author: B. Hoffmann,I.L. Mason,J. Schmidt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400993153

Category: Medical

Page: 584

View: 7492

This publication contains the proceedings of a seminar held in Germany (Fed. Rep.) on May 4 -6, 1977, under the auspices of the Commission of the European Communities, as part of the EEC programme of co ordination of research on beef production. The programme was drawn up by a combined scientific working group on Genetics and Selection and on Nutrition and Management on behalf of the Beef Production Committee. The working group consisted of Professor Dr. Neimann S~rensen (Denmark, Chairman), Dr. Brolund Larsen (Denmark), Mr. Boccard (France), Dr. H. de Boer (Netherlands), Priv.-Doz. Dr. B. Hoffmann (Germany, Fed. Rep.), Professor Dr. H.J. Langholz (Germany, Fed. Rep.), Dr. J.W.B. King (UK), Mr. R. Jarrige (France), Mr. B. Vissac (France), Professor Dr. A. Romita (Italy), Professor Dr. E.P. Cunningham (Ireland), Mr. P. L'Hermite (CEC) and Dr. J.C. Tayler (Scientific Adviser to CEC). The subject chosen for this seminar was drawn from the list of priorities in research objectives drawn up in 1973 by members of a committee (now the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research, (~PRA). One of the functions of this series of seminars was to summarise and update the information available on the selected subjects and to discuss future needs for research, so as to assist the Commission in evaluating the probable impact of research on agri cultural production within the Community.

Ruminant Physiology

Digestion, Metabolism and Impact of Nutrition on Gene Expression, Immunology and Stress

Author: K. Sejrsen,Torben Hvelplund,Mette Olaf Nielsen

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9076998647

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 600

View: 3826

This book contains key contributions to the Xth International Symposium on Ruminant Physiology. Proceedings from past ISRP symposia have had a major influence on research and teaching in animal science over the years. Without a doubt the peer-reviewed chapters in this book, written by some of the best scientists in the field, will live up to this fine tradition. The chapters cover a wide range of topics spanning from digestion and absorption to metabolism, reproduction and lactation. Advancement of knowledge within important issues related to rumen fermentation, absorption mechanisms and splanchnic metabolism is treated in nine chapters. A number of chapters address the relationship between nutrition and gene expression illustrating important progress in scientific knowledge that can be obtained by applying the molecular biology methods to the field. Several chapters address the effects of nutrition on immunology and cover topics related to the health and welfare of production animals. In keeping with the increased attention on the relationship between food and human health, the book contains two important chapters on this topic.