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Cover for Explaining the behaviour of individuals: theory of consumer choice.

This chapter first introduces the concepts of utility, margin, and free goods. It then discusses two theories to explain consumer behaviour: (i) utility theory; and (ii) indifference theory. Both theories make the reasonable assumption that the objective the consumer has in mind is to get the...

Author(s)
Hill, B.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620063)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maternal and neonatal behaviour.

This chapter provides information on the behaviour of domestic animals during early and parental stage which includes the following topics: parental investment; initiation of maternal behaviour; maternal motivation; milk let-down; nursing and suckling; and behaviour of the newborn animals in...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutrition and feeding of organic cattle.

The second edition of this book contains 7 chapters that describe the introductory concepts of cattle nutrition, the aims and principles of organic cattle production, the elements of cattle nutrition, ingredients for organic diets, cattle breeds for organic production, integration of feeding...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book
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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
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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
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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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Cover for Conclusions and recommendations for the future.

This chapter describes some recommendations for improving animal welfare, breed selection, feed quality, beef and milk production and quality and reducing environmental impacts in organic cattle farming systems.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245554)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lactation.

In this chapter the anatomy of the mare's mammary glands and their role in lactation, the processes involved in the production of milk and how milk production is controlled, and the factors that might affect milk yield with emphasis on good breeding practice to ensure optimum milk production were...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of paratuberculosis by PCR.

This chapter describes the recent developments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic tests for paratuberculosis and the application and interpretation of these tests at the individual and herd level.

Author(s)
Plain, K. M.; Marsh, I.; Purdie, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A practical approach on sustainability for supply chain managers of meat, dairy, and other animal proteins.

This chapter discusses how grazing ruminants can be used to improve the environment, the principles of sustainability, animal welfare as a part of a sustainable system; development of supply chains where the origin of a meat product can be tracked and some programmes for renewable fuels that are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter

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