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Cover for Recording trees and expressing change.

This chapter discusses recording of trees at Lady Park Wood (UK) by foresters from the Oxford University, as well as the Nature Conservancy and successor bodies; including recordings since 1992. Further, the chapter provides other records of trees, review of recording, as well as measuring and...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Field trials in oil palm breeding: a manual.

A central objective in Verdant's mission is to develop better, more productive and more sustainable cultivars of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis), rubber and other plantation crops, particularly through plant breeding. Field testing is an essential component in selecting and developing new varieties...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book
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Cover for Understanding the nature of document evidence.

The title of this chapter is very descriptive of both the positive and negative aspects of documents when treated as evidence. In this chapter the principles of the holistic examination of documents is presented, giving an initial comprehension of the forensic approach. Topics discussed are...

Author(s)
Kalantzis, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642949)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Characterization of the experimental diets.

This chapter discusses some of the potential pitfalls when designing and characterizing experimental diets and ideas on how to limit their impact on the experiment. It will also touch on the importance of recording such design information. Highlights of this chapter focus on the following:...

Author(s)
O'Neill, H. V. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
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 Rabbit management.

This chapter covers several aspects of rabbit management. Focus is given on handling of rabbits, number of bucks to use for breeding, determining sexual maturity, breeding schedule, mating process, gestation period, factors preventing conception, determining pregnancy, kindling, care of young...

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
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
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Cover for Describing, recording and measuring behaviour.

This chapter presents the general principles of behaviour organization, recording and measuring in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932879)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values.

This second edition presents the use of linear models, particularly Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP), for the genetic evaluation of domestic livestock. The 13 chapters discuss genetic evaluation with different sources of records, genetic covariance between relatives, BLUP of breeding value...

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990002)
Type
Book

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