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Cover for Feed intake.

In this chapter the processes involve in regulating feed intake in animals are discussed. Topics also include: predicting feed intake; practical factors which affects intake; and relationship between intake and performance: residual feed intake and feed conversion efficiency.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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 Welfare of cattle.

This chapter provides welfare issues in cattle in the following areas: cattle species; public perception of the dairy and beef industries; ill-treatment and neglect; feeding and flooring; welfare of calves, dairy and beef cattle; and bullfighting.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Successful technology transfer of behavioral and animal welfare research to the farm and slaughter plant.

This chapter describes the successful transfer of the center-track restrainer system, which is used in many large beef slaughter plants, from a research project to widespread commercial use. It also provides tips on the successful conversion of individual gestation stalls to group sow housing. In...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aims and principles of organic cattle production.

This article describes the characteristics, standards, feeding, management and regulatory aspects of organic cattle milk and meat production in North and South America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ingredients for organic diets.

This chapter describes the nutritive value, chemical composition, antinutritional factors, processing and preservation of fodder crops and ingredients for feed formulation for cattle diets.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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

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