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CAB Reviews

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

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Lameness is a major production disease affecting animal welfare and profitability. Although lameness is a prevalent condition in livestock production systems, its identification can be unreliable due to lack of individual animal observation for gait and posture abnormalities and standard evaluation ...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. A. C.; Taheri, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 031, pp 1-12

The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

The theme of the loss of biodiversity in recent years has become increasingly important as highlighted by the United Nations General Assembly which declared the 2011-2020 period as the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity. In this context, the preservation and rational use of autochthonous cattle...

Author(s)
Curone, G.; Filipe, J.; Cremonesi, P.; Piccioli-Cappelli, F.; Trevisi, E.; Amadori, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 024, pp 1-11

This review considers the role of Big Data (BD), the digital revolution, the application of Internet of Things (loTs) and sensor technologies in the agriculture sector. The introduction is focussed on the ongoing research efforts on BD within agriculture sector, basic features of BD and latest...

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Himesh, S.; Rao, E. V. S. P.; Gouda, K. C.; Ramesh, K. V.; Rakesh, V.; Mohapatra, G. N.; Rao, B. K.; Sahoo, S. K.; Ajilesh, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 021, pp 1-7

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

The efficiency with which dairy cows convert feed to milk impacts farm profitability and environmental stewardship. Thus, feed efficiency is a particularly critical trait to the dairy industry as feed costs increase. Feed efficiency is a complex trait influenced by many components, including milk...

Author(s)
Spurlock, D. M.; VandeHaar, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 039, pp 1-8

Ever since humans moved from simple hunting and gathering, man has contemplated how to produce food and fibre. Today with most western farms having large investments, careful consideration of the 'what, how and when' decisions embodied in a farming system is necessary. Among other objectives,...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 040, pp 1-7

Reducing energy consumption in the supply of fresh produce provides economic advantages by reducing costs, ensuring access to green-aware markets and customers and alleviating the future impact of carbon trading systems on profitability. While any process change should be fully investigated with a...

Author(s)
East, A. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 061, pp 1-9

This review showed that, in cattle, twinning rate increases with age and is also affected by season and herd effects. The average twinning rate in different breeds varies from close to 0 to almost 10%, in general with a higher rate for dairy than for beef cattle, but large variation exists between...

Author(s)
Karlsen, A.; Klemetsdal, G.; Ruane, J.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 2000, 68, 1, pp 1-8

* USA to gain market share in Japan. * Chinese production still expanding. * Swine fever rocks EU sector. * Dutch production could drop by 25%. * Recovery in EU production total forecast for 1998.

Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1997, 18, 3, pp 67N-69N

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