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CABI Book Chapter

Principles of cattle production.

Book cover for Principles of cattle production.

Description

This third edition of Principles of Cattle Production describes existing cattle production systems in detail and examines many of the concerns, the difficulties in changing existing systems and how they can become more sustainable. This book has twelve chapters that will address these production systems issues. Topics include: the development of the world's cattle production systems; today's cattl...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

The development of the world's cattle production systems.

This chapter discussed the history of cattle production starting from the prehistoric period which may date back about 40 million years ago when ruminants first appeared and at 25 million years ago when savannahs and grasslands of the world developed. Then to its domestication dating as early as 8 000-10 000 in the Middle East. Also highlighted in this chapter are cattle farming in Eurasia, colonial expansion, the growth of dairy production systems, cattle production systems today, cattle production systems and climate, and modern trends.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) Today's cattle production systems. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 32) Growth and milk production. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 46) Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 71) Cattle feeding. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 101) Grazing management. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 114) Breeding and reproduction. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 138) Housing and the environment for cattle. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 172) Disease and herd health management. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 191) Cattle welfare. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 208) Cattle production and the environment. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 225) The future role and practice of cattle farming. Author(s): Phillips, C. J. C.