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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 Cattle feeding.

This chapter discussed the different stages of feeding cattle from birth up to the period of production for both beef and dairy cattle. Highlights focused on feeds for dairy cows, taints in the milk from feeding, nutrition and milk composition, feeding during lactation, effects of transition...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Factorial experiments.

The use of a factorial experimental design to analyse the effects of protein content and type of feed on the milk yield of dairy cows is presented. This type of design is used to determine the interactions between two or more factors at the same time.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Split-plot design.

This chapter describes the characteristics of a split-plot experimental design. In this type of design, the experimental material is divided into several main units, to which the levels of the first factor are randomly assigned. Each of the main units is then divided into subunits to which the...

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ionophores: a tool for improving ruminant production and reducing environmental impact.

Ruminal fermentation is an inherently inefficient process converting up to 12% of dietary carbon and energy into end products (e.g. CH4) that are largely unusable by the animal. Ruminant nutritionists seek to modify fermentation, specifically by increasing ruminal propionic acid yield, reducing...

Author(s)
Bell, N.; Wickersham, T.; Sharma, V.; Callaway, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Residual feed intake and breeding approaches for enteric methane mitigation.

The expanding world human population will require greater food production within the constraints of increasing societal pressure to minimize the resulting impact on the environment. Breeding goals in the past have achieved substantial gains in environmental load per unit product produced, despite...

Author(s)
Berry, D. P.; Lassen, J.; Haas, Y. de
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Applied andrology in cattle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bos taurus</i>).

This chapter describes the sexual development, sperm production and quality, breeding soundness evaluation, libido and congenital reproductive disorders in cattle.

Author(s)
Brito, L. F. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutrition.

Cattle feeding involves science and art. This is true of nutritional management of cattle no matter the circumstance or type of cattle. General knowledge about (i) the nutritional requirements of the animals (and why they change) and (ii) the nutritional aspects of the feed resources (and why they...

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

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