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Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Genetic improvement of beef cattle.

This chapter discusses the breeding objectives, genetic resources and methods of genetic improvement used in beef cattle breeding. Focus is given on formulation of breeding objectives, breeding objectives for beef production systems, breed resources and crossbreeding, selection within breeds and...

Author(s)
Kinghorn, B. P.; Banks, R. G.; Simm, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic evaluation with different sources of records.

The basic model and assumptions governing genetic evaluation are presented in this chapter, together with simple situations involving prediction of breeding values from the records of an individual. Moreover, the introduction and use of selection indices to predict genetic merit combining...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: models with random environmental effects.

This chapter deals with models that account for the two main types of environmental effects (common and permanent environmental effects) in genetic evaluations. The repeatability model is defined and illustrated, including the calculation of daughter yield deviations. A model with common...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fry nursing.

This chapter on fry nursing discusses the basic methods of fry nursing; advanced nursing; fry marketing and sales; final grading and preparation; fry conditioning; acclimatization to salinity and low temperature; health certification; seed quality test and certification; packing; transportation;...

Author(s)
Bhujel, R. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641362)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grow-out in ponds.

This section covers the possible methods of growing table fish in ponds as a separate business after stocking fry or fingerlings obtained from the hatcheries or nurseries. Pond culture systems are described in detail and economic analyses are also carried out using some case studies so that...

Author(s)
Bhujel, R. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641362)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Concepts in dairy herd health.

This chapter serves as an introduction to the concepts of dairy herd health. Topics discussed include the reasons for improving the health of farmed livestock, definition of herd health, practical implementation of herd health (appreciating client aspirations, establishing farm-specific goals,...

Author(s)
Green, M.; Green, L.; Huxley, J.; Statham, J.; Statham, S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Managing herd reproduction.

This chapter covers the key activities involved in managing the reproductive herd health of dairy cattle. Focus is given on the economics of fertility, current levels of reproductive performance, welfare and ethics of reproductive herd health, public health and reproduction, underlying principles...

Author(s)
Hudson, C.; Kerby, M.; Statham, J.; Wapenaar, W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of performance traits.

The effects of breeding and genetics and the measurement of the growth, productive and reproductive performance traits of pigs are discussed.

Author(s)
Clutter, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter

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