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CAB Reviews

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Infrequent supplementation (IS; i.e., feeding supplement to animals at frequency less than daily) as opposed to frequent (i.e., daily) could be used as a management tool to improve economic returns of extensive beef production systems by reducing costs associated with the delivery of supplement to...

Author(s)
Al-Marashdeh, O.; Edwards, G. R.; Gregorini, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 034, pp 1-13

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 paper reviews the feasibility of genetic selection for wool quality. More than 30 papers were studied in the present investigation. The traits which have been considered in the majority of the literature for inclusion in the selection programmes were: (a) wool quality traits (fibre diameter,...

Author(s)
Jafari, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 017, pp 1-7

This presentation has been written for those who may be considering practical intensification of sheep production and need information about its implications, potential and hazards, as well as for those with interests in this field of research. The limited literature on sheep housing and the...

Author(s)
Hunter, G. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 008, pp 1-21

Pigs are of great importance in Vietnam because of their contribution to human nutrition, their role in agricultural production systems and their economic function. Vietnam's pig herd is the largest in Southeast Asia. This paper reviews the Vietnamese pig production sector. Starting with an...

Author(s)
Lemke, U.; Mergenthaler, M.; Rössler, R.; Huyen, L. T. T.; Herold, P.; Kaufmann, B.; Zárate, A. V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 023, pp 15 pp.

The physiology of the ruminant placenta inhibits the transfer of large-molecular-weight structures in utero, thus making it essential that newborn calves receive a substantial amount of colostrum. Ruminant neonates must ingest colostrum for many reasons; however, attaining passive transfer of...

Author(s)
Kehoe, S. I.; Heinrichs, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 029, pp 9 pp.

The Moroccan sheep population consists of several breeds. The most important breeds are the D’man, Timahdite, Béni Guil, Sardi, Béni Ahsen and Boujaâd. With regard to reproduction performance, these breeds could be divided into two groups. The D’man breed reaches puberty at an early age, has a long ...

Author(s)
Boujenane, I
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 014, pp 18 pp.

A short overview is given of the history, breed characteristics and reproductive performance of the native Hungarian Mangalica [Mangalitsa] pig. Although this fat-type breed was the most important breed in Hungary until the mid-1950s, it nearly disappeared due to the breeding of modern commercial...

Author(s)
Brüssow, K. P.; Egerszegi, I.; Ratky, J.; Torner, H.; Toth, P.; Schneider, F.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2005, 26, 1, pp 23N-28N

Consumer interest in organically-produced meat is growing, and there is a need to understand the consequences for meat quality of producing pigs to organic standards. In the absence of sufficient literature on the effect of organic rearing on meat quality, a discussion is presented of the main...

Author(s)
Guy, J. H.; Edwards, S. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2002, 23, 3, pp 75N-80N

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