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Cover for Choosing the right breed and strain of pig.

This chapter describes the desirable reproductive and productive performance traits of different pig breeds that are suitable under organic farming conditions.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding and reproduction.

This chapter discussed the breeding methods used in modern day cattle and how breed improvements have been achieved as as seen from the performance (production and reproduction) of cattle.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hierarchical or nested design.

The application of a hierarchial experimental design to analyse samples in two or more steps is described. An experiment to determine the effects of boars and sows on variability of birth weight of piglets is presented to illustrate this concept.

Author(s)
Kaps, M.; Lamberson, W. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390356)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Controlling oestrus and ovulation.

This chapter focuses on the technology of oestrus and ovulation control. The detection as well as advantages of oestrus cycle control are discussed. It also outlined the growth and development of oestrus control technology. This chapter concludes with a discussion of the practical applications of...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Control of postpartum ovarian activity.

This chapter deals with the control of postpartum ovarian activity in livestock and its applications. The factors influencing postpartum ovarian activity in cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, pigs and horses are presented. Moreover, the development of control measures, strategies for inducing...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Reproductive technologies in farm animals.

This second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. This book has ...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modelling reproduction in broiler breeder and laying hens.

The aim of this chapter is to describe the potential reproductive performance of individuals, such that the potential reproductive performance of a population of hens may be simulated. This requires an understanding of systems such as the attainment of sexual maturity in a flock of pullets and the...

Author(s)
Gous, R. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Selection of the mare and stallion for breeding.

The choice of both mare and stallion for breeding can be a very complicated and time-consuming process. This chapter concentrates solely upon the criteria and techniques that can be used in the selection for reproductive competence and assumes that the selection criteria for performance and...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reproduction and breeding control.

This chapter discusses the difference between the reproductive behaviour and physiology of wild versus domesticated rabbits. Important management aspects with regard to breeing of rabbits, such as breeding control, suitable rabbits, feeding the breeding doe, housing conditions, rabbits' nest,...

Author(s)
Buseth, M. E.; Saunders, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641904)
Type
Book chapter
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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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