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Milk, particularly from ruminants, constitutes a major dietary component throughout the world. Because of that producers and processors are constantly searching for novel methods of management that improve yield, animal health, and milk quality. Therefore, mastitis treatment, control and...

Author(s)
Dahl, G. E.; Amaral, B. C. do; Bubolz, J. W.; Tao, S.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 89-94
Abstract

This paper discusses the production of beef in the Southern Cone of Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay) and its impact on the global market.

Author(s)
Mariante, A. da S.; McManus, C.; Mezzadra, C.; Rovere, G.; Euclides, K.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 35-40
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The paper deals with the reasons and need for the setting breeding goals based on biological efficiency and local production systems, while using available recordings in an national database. Two such traits, of major economic importance for the South African beef industry is briefly discussed. The ...

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Rust, T.; Westhuizen, R. R. van der
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2004. Proceedings of the 34th Biennial Session of ICAR, Sousse, Tunisia, 28th May-3rd June, 2004, 2004, pp 153-156
Abstract

This article presents achievements of research in the field of beef cattle. The following topics are discussed: expanding existing knowledge; genetic resources and variation; recording; breeding and genetics; physiology; nutrition; animal health; and new challenges and future directions.

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der
Publisher
Wageningen Universiteit (Wageningen University), Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
WAAP book of the year, 2003: a review on developments and research in livestock systems, 2004, pp 151-154
Abstract

This chapter discusses the molecular techniques and tests used in animal breeding programmes and includes actual commercial applications in selection and current breeding programmes of beef cattle, sheep, poultry, pigs and dairy cattle.

Author(s)
Nieuwhof, G. J.; Winters, M.; Avendano, S.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 195-201
Abstract

The paper deals with different new developments and possibilities in beef recording systems and benefits it could have for primary and secondary beneficiaries. Developments are discussed under: integration of recording, genetic evaluation and breeding plans; measurement methods; information and...

Author(s)
Westhuizen, J. van der; Bergh, L.; Grogan, A.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2002. Proceedings of the 33rd Biennial Session of ICAR, Interlaken, Switzerland, 26-31 May, 2002, 2003, pp 151-153
Abstract

Different management strategies have been investigated including the total system of organic beef production, heifer development and weaning practices. The benefits of the genetic progress have been assessed, multi-breed evaluation system for growth traits has been developed, and carcass weight and ...

Author(s)
Piedrafita, J.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 101-108
Abstract

The present review aims to describe some of the important advances and new directions in livestock genetics, including dairy and beef cattle, small ruminants (sheep and goat), as well as pig. The goal is to combine scientific advances published during 2007 and 2008, providing a global overview on...

Author(s)
Garcia, J. F.; Fortes, M. R. S.; Porto Neto, L. R.; Boettcher, P. J.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 53-58
Abstract

The old adage 'if you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it' is the effective cornerstone of milk recording. Milk recording's primary purpose is for on-farm management, the better to enable the farmer, stockman and breeder to make better decisions which will help him in his endeavours for...

Author(s)
Armitage, F.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Animal production and animal science worldwide: WAAP book of the year 2007, 2009, pp 169-174
Abstract

At the end of the year 2003, the unique system of cattle identification and registration, which is completely adjusted to the recommendations of EU was introduced in Republic of Croatia. The whole process, from idea to operative implementation of the system, was managed and done by the experts from ...

Author(s)
Pranic, D.; Fatovic, Z.; Kuterovac, K.; Pezo, A.; Drazic, M.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Performance recording of animals: state of the art 2004. Proceedings of the 34th Biennial Session of ICAR, Sousse, Tunisia, 28th May-3rd June, 2004, 2004, pp 353-356

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