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Cover for Genetic improvement of farmed animals.

This 484-paged book is an extensively updated and expanded edition of the previous book by Simm, which focused on cattle and sheep. It has 14 chapters, the first chapter in the book sets the scene for modern livestock breeding, by looking at the origins and roles of today's livestock breeds. The...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Beef cattle breeding.

This chapter highlights the application of genetic principles such as strategies for genetic improvements, selection response within breeds, tools and technologies in animal breeding, genetic analysis, and predicting values in beef cattle.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and feeding of organic cattle.

The second edition of this book contains 7 chapters that describe the introductory concepts of cattle nutrition, the aims and principles of organic cattle production, the elements of cattle nutrition, ingredients for organic diets, cattle breeds for organic production, integration of feeding...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction and background.

This introductory chapter briefly describes the nutrition and feeding practices that relate to the standards for certification of organic beef and dairy cattle production.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeds for organic production.

This chapter describes the characteristics and performance traits of the most suitable beef and dairy cattle breeds for organic beef and milk production.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integrating feeding programmes into organic production systems.

This chapter describes the effects of feeding programmes (including feed quality, feed supplements and feed additives) on the reproductive performance, beef and milk production and quality and environmental impact in organic cattle farming systems.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and recommendations for the future.

This chapter describes some recommendations for improving animal welfare, breed selection, feed quality, beef and milk production and quality and reducing environmental impacts in organic cattle farming systems.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry.

In this chapter the factors that can cause meat quality problems during handling and transport of meat animals were discussed as well as on the importance of low-stress handling to maintain meat quality. Topics that were also given emphasis includes how on-farm conditions have an effect on meat...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The slaughter of farmed animals: practical ways of enhancing animal welfare.

This book contains 18 chapters that discuss welfare issues at slaughter; tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter; conditioning of animals an arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage; bruising in cattle; behavioural...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter

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