Sustainable Animal Agriculture

Author: Ermias Kebreab

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640420

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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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.

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: 3240

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: 5422

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.

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

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Holy Cow

The Hare Krishna Contribution to Vegetarianism and Animal Rights

Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 9781590560662

Category: Nature

Page: 222

View: 4539

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.

Mad Cow Disease

Improvements in the Animal Feed Ban and Other Regulatory Areas Would Strenghten U.S. Prevention Efforts

Author: Lawrence J. Dyckman,Erin Lansburgh

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756724580

Category: Medical

Page: 59

View: 7706

Mad cow disease (BSE), is an always fatal, neuro-degenerative disease that has been found in many countries. Cattle contract the disease through animal feed (AF) that contains protein derived from the remains of diseased animals. The USDA & the FDA have primary responsibility for preventing the introduction of BSE-contaminated products into the U.S. & the spread of the disease. This report: assesses the effective. of Fed. actions to prevent BSE & ensure compliance with the AF ban; assesses the potential econ. impacts & health risks if BSE were to be found in U.S. cattle; & compares U.S. actions with actions taken in other countries to prevent the emergence or spread of BSE. Tables.

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

Author: William D. McBride

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437983766


Page: 48

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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: 3966

Original Scholarly Monograph

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: 775

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

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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.

"Lactilla Tends Her Fav'rite Cow"

Ecocritical Readings of Animals and Women in Eighteenth-century British Labouring-class Women's Poetry

Author: Anne Milne

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838756928

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 8025

This volume brings together issues of gender, class, and species through a study of a selection of poetry by five 18th-century British labouring-class women poets including Mary Collier, Ann Yearsley, and Janet Little.

Valley Animals

True Stories about the Animals and People of California's Santa Ynez Valley

Author: Brooks Firestone

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1564747417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9601

The animals of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley are plentiful and varied. Some fly, some swim, some slither; others gallop, or trot, or ride in the back of pickup trucks. Some are wild and others domestic; some are workers while others are pets; there are prize winners and there are bandits; many of the animals are beautiful and friendly, whereas others are beautiful and dangerous. The Valley is home to meadowlarks, condors, and ostriches; cattle, sheep, and alpacas; polo ponies and work horses; prize-winning cattle, goats, and swine; dogs and coyotes; cats and mountain lions; elands and even an elephant. Brooks Firestone, who has lived in the Santa Ynez Valley for over thirty-five years, knows the animals well. He has ranched with them, lived with them, laughed at their antics, and marveled at their beauty. Now he has written a book about them: dozens of stories about his encounters with his animal neighbors, as well as retold tales heard from his human neighbors. These stories cover a wide range of emotional territory, from hilarious (a parade of dogs gossiping about their human companions) to heart-wrenching (prized and treasured horses lost in a tragic barn fire) to beautiful and inspired (a flock of migrant geese waking up after spending the night in a foggy meadow).


Author: Hannah Velten

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861893260

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 7655

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

Mastitis in Dairy Cows, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics: Food Animal Practice - E-Book

Author: Pamela L. Ruegg

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455747963

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 9702

Current, important information on mastitis for all food animal practitioners! Topics will include new perspectives in mastitis control, treatment of clinical mastitis, antimicrobial resistance in mastitis pathogens, the role of diagnostic microbiology in mastitis control programs, update on control of Staph aureus and Strep ag, epidemiology and control of mycoplasma mastitis, managing environmental mastitis, mastitis vaccine strategies, using mastitis records and somatic cell count data, the role of the milking machine in mastitis control, stray voltage and milk quality, communicating and implementing udder health programs, and more!

Dairy Nutrition, An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Food Animal Practice,

Author: Robert J. Van Saun

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323326897

Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 7872

Dr. Robert Van Saun has assembled an expert panel of authors on the topic of dairy nutrition. Articles include: Feed analysis and its interpretation, Management and evaluation of ensiled forages, Feeding, evaluating and controlling the rumen, Control of energy intake and partitioning through lactation, Protein feeding and balancing diets for amino acids, Lipids feeding and milk fat depression, Dietary management of macrominerals in preventing disease, Trace mineral feeding and assessment, Transition cow feeding and management to prevent disease, Monitoring total mixed rations and feed delivery systems, and more!