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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Enhancing longevity by reducing involuntary culling and consequently increasing productive life and lifetime production of dairy cows is not only a strategy to improve a farm's profit, but is also related to improved animal welfare. High rates of involuntary culling in dairy cows are currently...

Author(s)
Knegsel, A. T. M. van; Hammon, H. M.; Bernabucci, U.; Bertoni, G.; Bruckmaier, R. M.; Goselink, R. M. A.; Gross, J. J.; Kuhla, B.; Metges, C. C.; Parmentier, H. K.; Trevisi, E.; Tröscher, A.; Vuuren, A. M. van
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 002, pp 1-15

Cultivated compost housing systems for dairy cattle are reported in the literature from Israel, the USA and the Netherlands. A deep-bedded pack is commonly supported by large amounts of wood shavings and sawdust to enhance microbial activity and evaporation. Aerobic composting processes are...

Author(s)
Klaas, I. C.; Bjerg, B. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 045, pp 1-9

Most applications of genomic selection (GS) have so far been in animals, especially dairy cattle, although theoretical studies have also been conducted for maize. For the last 50 years, commercial breeding programmes for dairy cattle have been based on the progeny test scheme, which results in an...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 023, pp 1-10

The Netherlands is faced with a surplus of manure and a serious concern about the effect of ammonia emissions on environmental acidification and the pollution of ground and surface water. Sows, weaners and slaughter pigs excrete 75%, 38% and 63% of the phosphorus consumed, and 76%, 46% and 67% of...

Author(s)
Peet-Schwering, C. M. C. van der; Hartog, L. A. den
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2000, 21, 2, pp 53N-58N

The Technical Model for Pig Feeding (TMV) was developed in the Netherlands. This model predicts the influence of feed intake, feed composition, genotype, sex and climate on growth, body composition, marginal ratio (ratio of lipid/protein deposition per MJ of energy) and mineral excretion of healthy ...

Author(s)
Peet-Schwering, C. M. C. van der; Hartog, L. A. den; Vos, H. J. P. M.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1999, 20, 2, pp 49N-53N

The factors influencing the cost competitiveness of Italian pig feeding are investigated. Costs in Italy are compared to those of other important countries within the EU (France, Germany, Netherlands and UK). The analysis refers to the year 1995. The impact of the 1992 CAP reform and the effect of...

Author(s)
Zanasi, C.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1998, 19, 2, pp 45N-50N

Author(s)
Cole, D. J. A.; Schuerink, G.; Koning, W. J. de
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1996, 17, 2, pp 53N-56N

The effects of animal welfare and pollution control regulations on the design of housing for fattening pigs and sows is discussed, mainly in relation to the situation in the Netherlands.

Author(s)
Hartog, L. A. den; Vermeer, H. M.; Swinkles, J. W. G. M.; Verdoes, N.; Backus, G. B. C.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1996, 17, 4, pp 123N-127N

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1994, 6, 10, pp 217N-230N

Author(s)
Knap, P. W.; Alst, G. J. M. van; Versteeg, J. G.; Kanis, E.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 3, pp 119N-121N

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