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Cover for The white revolution and livestock production.

This chapter examines India's livestock sector, highlighting the problem of low productivity and presenting an overview of the country's dairying sector and its milk, poultry, egg and meat production. The need to arrest genetic erosion of indigenous breeds, develop climate-resilient livestock...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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Cover for Promises and challenges of big data associated with automated dairy cow welfare assessment.

This chapter focuses on the authors' perspective of the current challenges in data-intensive animal science based on experience of its use in dairy cow welfare. This chapter also highlighted the definition of data, challenges concerning data governance, privacy and exchange, challenges associated...

Author(s)
Hermans, K.; Opsomer, G.; Ranst, B. van; Hostens, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling farm efficiency.

This chapter provides the context for why it is important for a farm to be efficient in terms of its use of inputs and how these translate into outputs. In particular, the global macroeconomic and policy conditions that provide an impetus to examine efficiency at the farm level are outlined in...

Author(s)
Gillespie, P.; Thorne, F.; Hennessy, T.; Hynes, S.; O'Donoghue, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644288)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for High-value production and poverty: the case of dairy in India.

This chapter studies the extent to which dairy production has the potential to act as a motor of pro-poor growth in India. It does so by studying whether the poorest rural households are effectively involved in dairy production. The analysis draws from a survey of 1000 rural households in the...

Author(s)
Vandeplas, A.; Squicciarini, M. P.; Swinnen, J. F. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642826)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Big data in agriculture.

The visible impacts of big data (BD) are already underway in primary industries such as agriculture. Farmers based in the developing world can benefit tremendously if data from diverse sources are employed in important farming decisions such as planting date, varietal choice and applications of...

Author(s)
Kshetri, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648682)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Transition to agricultural market economies: the future of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.

This book offers information on the agricultural economy of Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine (KRU region). It covers a wide range of relevant issues, such as agricultural policies that affect production and trade, the privatization of land markets, the optimal use of fertilizers and other inputs, and ...

Author(s)
Schmitz, A.; Meyers, W. H.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book
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Cover for Kazakhstan's agricultural development constraints: evidence from the wheat, beef and dairy sectors.

Kazakhstan is a key player in the world agricultural markets, with considerable export potential in the wheat, beef and dairy sectors. Based on unique farm-level data covering all production systems, this chapter offers new insights into the constraints that hamper Kazakhstan's further economic...

Author(s)
Petrick, M.; Oshakbaev, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Large-scale dairy and poultry production in Russia: level and trends of development.

This chapter considers the reasons and consequences of the changes taking place from the beginning of the economic reforms in 1990 until 2013 in Russia's dairy farming and poultry farming sectors. It examines production concentration and intensification processes, investments and the changing...

Author(s)
Surovtsev, V. N.; Nikulina, Y.; Saigusheva, U.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Large-scale dairy and poultry production in Russia: efficiency and external environment.

This chapter analyses the production efficiency and the reasons behind the different development pace of dairy and poultry production in Russia. It also describes the reasons and consequences of growth in these two industries and the transition to addressing the environmental problems of these...

Author(s)
Surovtsev, V. N.; Schedrin, E.; Ponomarev, M.; Chastikova, E.; Saigusheva, U.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter

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