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Cover for Tools and technologies in animal breeding.

This chapter discussed the factors which affect responses to within-breed selection, and some of the tools and technologies used, especially for more effective within-breed selection. Highlights focused on the current reproductive technologies in animal breeding, molecular genetic tools, and modern ...

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 Nature of horse breeds.

This chapter presents a brief description of a few breeds of horses that will be mentioned in subsequent chapters. The descriptions includes population, landrace, related groups of horses, the relationship of the breeds to each other and the level of selection applied by breeders. Among the breeds...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic components of behaviour.

The genetic component of behaviour makes it possible to select for behavioural traits, such as maternal ability in mice, and against others, like aggression in dogs. In order to carry out behavioural selection without unwanted side-effects, we need to know more about the links between various...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioural principles of sheep handling.

Sheep handling, behaviour during handling and the stressfulness of different handling procedures are reviewed. There are both individual and breed differences in responses to isolation from other sheep. Isolation is also highly stressful for sheep which, as a species, have intense following and...

Author(s)
Hutson, G. D.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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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)
Type
Book
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Cover for Choosing the right breed and strain.

In this chapter the factors affecting the choice of genotypes for organic poultry farming were discussed focusing on consumer attitudes, types of poultry (egg producers and meat producers) and breed and strains of the poultry animals.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Choosing the right breed and strain of pig.

This chapter describes the desirable reproductive and productive performance traits of different pig breeds that are suitable under organic farming conditions.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding and reproduction.

This chapter discussed the breeding methods used in modern day cattle and how breed improvements have been achieved as as seen from the performance (production and reproduction) of cattle.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The effects of both genetics and previous experience on livestock behaviour, handling and temperament.

Both genetics and previous experiences with handling will have an effect on the behaviour of cattle, sheep, pigs and other livestock. Cattle that become agitated in squeeze chutes or run out quickly (exit speed) have lower productivity and higher physiological measures of stress. There are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Blocking.

The application of randomized complete block design to determine the differences in the response of pigs of different breeds fed different feeds are described. This grouping of experimental units in blocks according to some defined source of variability before assignment of treatments will result...

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter

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