Sustainable Animal Agriculture

Author: Ermias Kebreab

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 2497

In order to meet increasing global demand for meat and animal by-products increasingly intensive animal production is necessary. Creating a sustainable system in animal agriculture that works in different production environments is a major challenge for animal scientists. This book draws together themes on sustainability that have emerged as the most pressing in recent years. Addressing practical topics such as air quality, manure management, animal feeds, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, biotechnology issues, animal welfare concerns, societal impacts and an analysis of the data used to assess the economic sustainability of farms.

Das geheime Leben der Kühe

Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett

Author: Rosamund Young

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641222311

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 2956

Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian

Animal Manure Recycling

Treatment and Management

Author: Sven G. Sommer,Morten L. Christensen,Thomas Schmidt,Lars Stoumann Jensen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118676726

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 6406

A rapidly changing and expanding livestock and poultry production sector is causing a range of environmental problems on local, regional and global scales. Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management presents an accessible overview of environmentally friendly technologies for managing animal manure more efficiently and in a sustainable manner. The book describes the physical and chemical characteristics of animal manure and microbial processes, featuring detailed examples and case studies showing how this knowledge can be used in practice. Readers are introduced to the sustainable use of animal manure for crop fertilisation and soil amelioration. Environmentally friendly technologies for reducing emissions of ammonia, odour and the greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane are presented, and reduction of plant nutrient losses using separation technologies is introduced. Finally and most importantly, the book describes methods to commercialise and transfer knowledge about innovations to end-users. Topics covered include: Regulation of animal manure management Manure organic matter: characteristics and microbial transformations Greenhouse gas emissions from animal manures and technologies for their reduction Technologies and logistics for handling, transport and distribution of animal manures Bioenergy production Animal manure residue upgrading and nutrient recovery in bio-fertilisers Life cycle assessment of manure management systems Innovation in animal manure management and recycling Animal Manure Recycling: Treatment and Management presents state-of-the-art coverage of the entire animal manure chain, providing practical information for engineers, environmental consultants, academics and advanced students involved in scientific, technical and regulatory issues related to animal manure management.

Nutrition and Lactation in the Dairy Cow

Author: Philip C. Garnsworthy

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483100189

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 442

View: 8459

Nutrition and Lactation in the Dairy Cow is the proceedings of the 46th University of Nottingham Easter School in Agricultural Science. Said symposium was concerned with the significant advances in the field of nutrition and lactation in the dairy cow. The book is divided in five parts. Part I deals with the principles behind nutrition and lactation of cows. Part II discusses the cow’s nutrient interactions; responses to nutrients that yield protein and energy; and the influence of nutrient balance and milk yields. Part III tackles the efficiency of energy utilization in cows and its relation to milk production. Part IV talks about food intake of cows and the factors that affect it, while Part V deals with the different feeding systems for cows. The text is recommended for those involved in raising cows and dairy production, especially those who would like to know more and make studies about the relationship of nutrition and lactation of cows.


Author: Hannah Velten

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861893260

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 410

Hannah Velten plumbs the rich trove of myth, fact, and legend surrounding the seemingly-benign cow.

Got Cow?

Cattle in American Art 1820-2000

Author: Bartholomew F. Bland,Hudson River Museum

Publisher: Hudson River Museum

ISBN: 9780943651323

Category: Art, American

Page: 49

View: 1698


Holy Cow

The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights

Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590560662

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 2072

Hinduism scholar Steven Rosen explores the influence of the Hare Krishnas on raising consciousness about vegetarianism and the plight of animals in the United States.

Uncle Dave's Cow

And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known

Author: Leslie Miller

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594856982

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 6277

CLICK HERE to download a sampler from Uncle Dave's Cow (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Demystifies and explains the process for acquiring local harvest, non-commercial sources of meat * Written for urban dwellers who want to eat fresh, sustainable, and healthy meat -- like they do back on the farm * Features 45 original recipes for beef, pork, goat, and lamb As folks like Michael Pollan and Joel Salatin have been preaching for years, commercial meat production isn’t good for the animals, our bodies, or the planet. Yet the organic, sustainably-raised pork, beef, and lamb one finds at supermarkets and specialty stores are often pricey, and the marketing labels can be beyond confusing. What if you just want to eat meat as healthfully and enjoyably as possible, all while sticking to a budget? Uncle Dave’s Cow: And Other Whole Animals My Freezer Has Known shows you how to find and evaluate local farmers, form a buying group, plan out cuts and quantities, store and preserve your purchases, and dish up an entire animal one part at a time. Author Leslie Miller, a busy Seattle mother who hails from a long lineage of Central Washington farmers, shows readers how to go whole hog -- or cow, or goat, or lamb, for that matter -- as she takes the reader along on her own educational journey, from the moment she locates and buys her first pig, all the way to her last forkful of tender pulled pork. Miller explores local farmers markets and 4H fairs, talks to dedicated farmers and butchers, and explains how even her children connect to the cow in the freezer. By sharing her whole-food experiences, readers also will connect to the source of their food, while her 45 original recipes show them how to cook mouthwatering meals from the abundance of whole animals. Written with urban charm and a knife-sharp sense of humor, Uncle Dave’s Cow is a friendly and accessible guide to sourcing and eating local meat for parents, foodies, and everyone who wants to learn how to be a well-prepared consumer and cook through to the bone. PRAISE FOR UNCLE DAVE'S COW: "In an age when children think chicken comes from grocery stores and pink slime has become part of our vernacular, Leslie Miller offers an alternative to the disconnect created by the industrial food system. With Uncle Dave's Cow, Miller invites us to get up close and personal with our meat and participate in the process as she's done so remarkably well-with an open mind, a sense of humor, and compassion for the stewards of our land." - Kim O'Donnel, author of The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations "At last, a funny and practical book that offers doable and delicious ways for ordinary people to eat good, honest meat. Whether you live in a tiny walk-up or closer to the farm, Leslie Miller lays out every detail you need to buy half a hog or a whole lamb to feed your family for months. And you don't have to be a chef to enjoy the charming recipes. Anyone want to go in on a cow?" - Chef and restaurateur Ethan Stowell "For those of you who can't (or, more sanely, don't want to) raise a pig in your backyard but want fresh, local pork, this book is for you. Believe me, Leslie Miller's approach is much less smelly but just as delicious. Uncle Dave's Cow is full of practical advice-and tasty recipes-that make eating meat with wisdom about the whole animal possible again." - Novella Carpenter, author of Farm City

Cow Talk

Understanding Dairy Cow Behaviour to Improve Their Welfare on Asian Farms

Author: John Moran,Rebecca Doyle


ISBN: 1486301622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9549

The aim of this manual is to improve the welfare of dairy cattle in tropical developing countries, and by doing so, optimise cow and herd performance. It gives the stockmen and farmers directly concerned with the cattle a better understanding of animal behaviour and the ways cattle communicate their comfort or distress. The book discusses normal cattle behaviour and shows how domestication and breeding can affect behaviour to achieve high levels of production of milk, live weight gain and fertility. Animal welfare is important for producers because it can affect the health, production and contentment of cows. Animal welfare practices which adversely affect cow and herd performance on tropical small holder dairy farms are identified. Advice is then given to change the animal's environment or modify a handler's technique to ensure cattle have the degree of comfort needed to achieve more profitable and sustainable systems of livestock farming. Cow Talk will be a beneficial resource for farmers who want to improve animal welfare, farm advisers who can assist farmers to improve their welfare practices, educators who develop training programs for farmers and dairy advisers, and other stakeholders in tropical dairy production such as local agribusiness, policy makers and research scientists.

Diverse Structure and Organization of U. S. Beef Cow-Calf Farms

Author: William D. McBride

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437983766


Page: 48

View: 4814

Beef cow-calf production in the U.S. is widespread, occurring in every State. Nearly 765,000 farms, about 35% of the 2.2 million farms in the U.S., had a beef cow inventory in 2007. Most of these were small, part-time operations. This study examines the structure, costs, and characteristics of beef cow-calf producers. Many small operations are "rural residence farms" that specialize in beef cow-calf production, but their income from off-farm sources exceeds that from the farm. Most beef cow-calf production occurs on large farms, but cow-calf production is not the primary enterprise on many of these farms. Operators of beef cow-calf farms have a diverse set of goals for the cattle enterprise. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Sacred Bull, Holy Cow

A Cultural Study of Civilization's Most Important Animal

Author: Donald K. Sharpes

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820479026

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 5122

Original Scholarly Monograph


Cow Animal : Small Pocket Diary, Lined Pages (Composition Book Journal) (5. 5 X 8. 5 )

Author: Lucy Hayden

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986922265


Page: 110

View: 4196

This journal with 110 lined pages awaits your writing pleasure. The choice is all yours. Enjoy! Good choice for personal used and great gift for all.Get your journal today! Motivational adults Journal blank pages Journal Book Journal Book For Kids Journal Book For Women Journal Books Notebook Journal Boys Journal For Teens Journal For Writing Journal Lined Pages, doodle book is the perfect size for school, home or work. Cute Notebooks are perfect for: Christmas Gifts Gifts for Graduating Students Birthday Gifts Doodle Diaries

Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology - E-Book

Author: Robert S. Youngquist,Walter R. Threlfall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437713408

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

View: 5415

An essential resource for both students and practitioners, this comprehensive text provides practical, up-to-date information about normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, llamas, and other livestock. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, each section is devoted to a different large animal species and begins with a review of the clinically relevant aspects of the reproductive anatomy and physiology of both males and females. Key topics include the evaluation of breeding soundness, pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, abortion, obstetrics, surgery of the reproductive tract, care of neonates, and the latest reproductive technology. Includes coverage of all large animal species. All sections provide a review of clinically pertinent reproductive physiology and anatomy of males and females of each species. Complete coverage of the most current reproductive technology, including embryo transfer, estrous synchronization, and artificial insemination. A new section on alternative farming that addresses reproduction in bison, elk, and deer. New to the equine section: stallion management, infertility, and breeding soundness evaluation. New to the bovine section: estrous cycle synchronization, reproductive biotechnology, ultrasonographic determination of fetal gender, heifer development, and diagnosis of abortion. New to the porcine section: artificial insemination, boar/stud management, diseases of postpartum period, and infectious disease control. New to the llama section: infectious disease and nutrition.

Mad Cow Disease

Fda's Management of the Feed Ban Has Improved, But Oversight Weaknesses Continue to Limit Program Effectiveness

Author: Robert A. Robinson (au)

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422300237


Page: 74

View: 8560

More than 5 million cattle across Europe have been killed to stop the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), commonly called mad cow disease. Found in 26 countries, including Canada & the U.S., BSE is believed to spread through animal feed that contains protein from BSE-infected animals. Consuming meat from infected cattle has also been linked to the deaths of about 150 people worldwide. In 1997, the FDA issued a feed-ban rule prohibiting certain animal protein (prohibited material) in feed for cattle & other ruminant animals. FDA & 38 states inspect firms in the feed industry to enforce this critical firewall against BSE. This report looks at FDA's efforts to ensure industry compliance with the feed ban & protect U.S. cattle. Illus.