Profitable Beef Production

Author: M. McG. Cooper,Malcolm Beverley Willis

Publisher: Farming Press Limited


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

View: 970


Beef Cattle Production and Trade

Author: Lewis Kahn,David Cottle


ISBN: 0643109900

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 584

View: 6082

Beef Cattle Production and Trade covers all aspects of the beef industry from paddock to plate. It is an international text with an emphasis on Australian beef production, written by experts in the field. The book begins with an overview of the historical evolution of world beef consumption and introductory chapters on carcass and meat quality, market preparation and world beef production. North America, Brazil, China, South-East Asia and Japan are discussed in separate chapters, followed by Australian beef production, including feed lotting and live export. The remaining chapters summarise R&D, emphasising the Australian experience, and look at different production systems and aspects of animal husbandry such as health, reproduction, grazing, feeding and finishing, genetics and breeding, production efficiency, environmental management and business management. The final chapter examines various case studies in northern and southern Australia, covering feed demand and supply, supplements, pasture management, heifer and weaner management, and management of internal and external parasites.

Principles of Cattle Production

Author: Phillips, C.J.C.

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780640544

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 590

This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.

Principles of Cattle Production, 3rd Edition

Author: Clive J C Phillips

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1786392704

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 7146

Completely updated and revised, the new edition of Principles of Cattle Production continues to provide an introductory level text for all interested in dairy and beef cattle production systems. This edition presents a vision for a cattle industry that addresses issues about impacts on the environment, the welfare of cattle and the provision of safe and high quality food for an increasingly demanding world population. The new edition: - Is expanded to include more on animal welfare, sustainability and production systems in low and middle income countries, including smallholder production systems. - Has undergone a thorough review of all the existing chapters, with new content on the future role of cattle. - Contains quality colour illustrations, so that key information can be found at a glance. - Is beautifully written with many examples and pointers for further information. - Tackles key issues of sustainability and the requirement for increased production. - Now contains helpful exercises and other resources for students and their teachers to consider the role of cattle in the world today and in the future. Principles of Cattle Production 3rd Edition continues to provide a comprehensive yet concise overview for all undergraduate students of animal science, agriculture, veterinary medicine, animal welfare and industry personnel.

Beef Cattle Production Systems

Author: Andy D. Herring

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780645074

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 332

View: 4798

This textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimising cattle production. This book provides the background to allow cattle producers to match their production environments with genetic, management, and marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production globally. This logic and resulting considerations can then be tailored to address specific regional challenges and opportunities worldwide. Considerations and examples for extreme situations will be provided, such as very small herds, very large herds, communal-group situations, and minimal artificial input systems.

Grass-Fed Cattle

How to Produce and Market Natural Beef

Author: Julius Ruechel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342587X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 9915

Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.

Beef Production and Management Decisions

Author: Robert Ellis Taylor,Thomas Gordon Field

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 714

View: 7671

This management-systems oriented book is an excellent source of information for college students, beef producers, leaders in the beef industry, and anyone interested in beef cattle. It has three objectives: (1) to identify the primary biological principles that contribute to raising productive beef cattle; (2) to integrate these principles with the economic considerations involved in producing profitable, highly preferred consumer products; and (3) to enhance understanding and communication between all segments of the beef industry. The Third Edition strengthens its emphasis on management and management decisions based on sound biological and economic principles that meet specifications for beef production and improve profitability.

Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry

Author: Rodney A. Hill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118388240

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 2575

Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry provides a thoroughand concise overview of feed efficiency in beef cattle. Itframes the great importance of feed efficiency to the industry anddetails the latest findings of the many scientific disciplines thatintersect and aim to improve efficient and sustainable productionof nutritious beef. The vast majority of production costs aredirectly tied to feed. With increased demand for grains to feed arapidly increasing world population and to supply a new demand foralternative fuels, feed costs continue to increase. In recentyears, the negative environmental impacts of inefficient feedinghave also been realized; as such feed efficiency is an importantfactor in both economic viability and environmental sustainabilityof cattle production. Feed Efficiency in the Beef Industry covers a broad rangeof topics ranging from economic evaluation of feed efficiency tothe physiological and genetic bases of efficient conversion of feedto high quality beef. Chapters also look at how a fullerunderstanding of feed efficiency is leading to new selectivebreeding efforts to develop more efficient cattle. With wide-ranging coverage from leading internationalresearchers, Feed Efficiency will be a valuable resource forproducers who wish to understand the complexities, challenges, andopportunities to reduce their cost of production, for studentsstudying the topic and for researchers and professionals working inthe beef industry.

Cattle Behaviour and Welfare

Author: Clive Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405147431

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 1632

Cattle are one of our major domesticated animals, a higher mammal with complex mental and physical needs. The benefit of a knowledge of cattle behaviour means veterinarians and stockpeople can recognise abnormal behaviour signs for disease diagnosis and indication of an inadequate environment. This book replaces the book Cattle Behaviour, written by the same author and published by Farming Press in 1993. The text has been revised and updated and four new chapters on cattle welfare have been added. The main interest of many reading a book on behaviour is its relation to the welfare of the species, so the combination of welfare and behaviour is a logical one.