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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)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The development of the world's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the history of cattle production starting from the prehistoric period which may date back about 40 million years ago when ruminants first appeared and at 25 million years ago when savannahs and grasslands of the world developed. Then to its domestication dating as early as 8...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Today's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the two types of cattle production systems namely beef production and milk production. Topics under beef cattle farming focused on rangeland and cattle production, pastoral nomadism, suckled calf production, and finishing stored cattle, finising dairy cows, mixed...

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

This chapter discusses management of grazing systems; particularly, planning of stocking density, measuring grassland production and utilization, grazing systems, youngstock grazing, pasture supplementation, legume swards, and maintaining grassland productivity. It is established that grazing...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Housing and the environment for cattle.

This chapter describes the housing and environment for both beef and dairy cattle. It is established that different classes of cattle have different requirements for space, light and other resources and it is important that stock people understand the needs of animals within their care. Extremes of ...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cattle production and the environment.

This chapter discussed the different environmental management that would minimize or prevent harm on the environment due to cattle production. Highlights focused on controlling emissions and land degradation, managing input-output balances on cattle farms, efficient fertilizing of cattle grassland, ...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The cattle industry of Belize: a brief history of research and development to the mid-1970s.

Belize, one of the sites of the collaborative IDRC/UWI-CSIRO research reported in this volume, is a small Central American country whose economy is little known compared with that of Australia, thus background information on its livestock industry is presented here to set the scene for the chapters ...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic improvement of dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with the genetic improvement of dairy cattle. Determining which goals should be established to emphasize profit or efficiency as the ultimate goal of the dairy enterprise is described. The traits typically measured are listed along with how they are related as well as the genetic ...

Author(s)
Ducrocq, V.; Wiggans, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intensive livestock systems for dairy cows.

This article gives an overview on several aspects of intensive farming system for dairy cows. Focus is given on how heat stress affects production, health and reproduction in dairy cows and the measures that can be used to mitigate it. Topics discussed also include seasonal production patterns,...

Author(s)
Collier, R. J.; Hall, L. W.; Smith, J. F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Beef cattle production systems.

This 323-paged textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems-based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimizing cattle production. The book has 14 chapters which includes (from 1-14): introduction to beef ...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book

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