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Covering all aspects of husbandry, breeding, genetics, molecular genetics, reproductive biotechnology, reproduction and reproductive diseases of livestock, companion species including equines, and laboratory species 

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For decades, beef cattle improvement programs have focused on promoting rapid growth of calves. But now, the goal is to improve other traits, such as...

Date
November 2018
Miscellaneous

Livestock production is a promising agricultural sector to explore in view of achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction, given that it is the largest source of emissions from agriculture. The combination of economic importance and high emissions intensities makes the Kenyan livestock...

Author(s)
Kashangaki, J.; Ericksen, P.
Publisher
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Publication
Cost-benefit analysis of fodder production as a low emissions development strategy for the Kenyan dairy sector, 2018, pp vi + 28 pp.
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Olfaction is the primary sensory communication mode for most mammals; social, sexual, maternal and feeding behaviours are four basic and fundamental aspects directly related to olfaction. Herein we consider these four main aspects of olfaction in a variety of mammals from the families Ungulata and...

Date
October 2018
Subjects
animal anatomy; animal behaviour; animal welfare; brain; dams (mothers); diet; domestic animals; feeding behaviour; maternal behaviour; olfactory organs; olfactory stimulation; predation; progeny; reproductive behaviour; reviews; sexual behaviour; smell; ungulates; vomeronasal organ
Author(s)
Mota-Rojas, D.; Orihuela, A.; Napolitano, F.; Mora-Medina, P.; Orozco-Gregorio, H.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
CABI Book Info
Cover for Principles of cattle production.

This third edition of Principles of Cattle Production describes existing cattle production systems in detail and examines many of the concerns, the difficulties in changing existing systems and how they can become more sustainable. This book has twelve chapters that will address these production...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrition and feeding of organic poultry.

This 268-pages book presents eight chapters that focused on the effect of nutritional programmes and feeding strategies on organic poultry farming. Topics include: introduction and background; aims and principles of organic poultry production; elements of poultry nutrition; approved ingredients for...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Event

28 June - 2 July 2020 - Bologna

Venue
Bologna
Country
Italy
Contact
Professor Carlo Taminini, Local Conference Secretary
Tel
+61 2 9351 3363
Fax
+61 2 8351 3957
AbstractFull Text

Silvopastoral systems with high value timber trees are profitable due to the combination of long term high value timber tree production (over 4,000 Euro ha-1) and the continuous meat production. Tree and pasture production depends on tree density and can be improved by the use of fertilisers,...

Author(s)
Mosquera-Losada, M. R.; Arias-Martínez, D.; Rigueiro-Rodríguez, A.; Ferreiro-Domínguez, N.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 466-470
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The aim of our contribution is to present selected results and conclusions from long term monitoring of selected production and environmental parameters in small agroforestry system which consist of poplar and willow short rotation coppice (SRC) for production of energy biomass combined with...

Author(s)
Weger, J.; Vávrová, K.; Bubeník, J.; Lojka, B.; Houška, J.; Kotrba, R.
Publisher
European Agroforestry Federation/University of Santiago de Compostela
Publication
Proceedings of the 4th European Agroforestry Conference, Agroforestry as Sustainable Land Use, 28-30 May 2018, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2018, pp 274-278

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