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Cover for Genetic improvement of farmed animals.

This 484-paged book is an extensively updated and expanded edition of the previous book by Simm, which focused on cattle and sheep. It has 14 chapters, the first chapter in the book sets the scene for modern livestock breeding, by looking at the origins and roles of today's livestock breeds. The...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book
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Cover for Beef cattle breeding.

This chapter highlights the application of genetic principles such as strategies for genetic improvements, selection response within breeds, tools and technologies in animal breeding, genetic analysis, and predicting values in beef cattle.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The importance of good pre-slaughter handling to improve meat quality in cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry.

In this chapter the factors that can cause meat quality problems during handling and transport of meat animals were discussed as well as on the importance of low-stress handling to maintain meat quality. Topics that were also given emphasis includes how on-farm conditions have an effect on meat...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The slaughter of farmed animals: practical ways of enhancing animal welfare.

This book contains 18 chapters that discuss welfare issues at slaughter; tradeoffs balancing livestock and poultry welfare concerns with the commercial reality of slaughter; conditioning of animals an arrival at the abattoir and their management during lairage; bruising in cattle; behavioural...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Cockram, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240573)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The future role and practice of cattle farming.

In this chapter, the challenges in cattle production were highlighted and this includes their inefficient use of land and water resources to produce human food, compared with other food animals and agricultural crops; their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions, both through direct emissions of...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Handling and transport of cattle and pigs in South America.

This chapter offers a short description of the importance of livestock production chains for South American countries, and covers initiatives used in Brazil, Chile and Uruguay to reduce bruising and other damage to beef and pork carcasses. It is shown that after training truck drivers and handlers, ...

Author(s)
Costa, M. J. R. P. da; Huertas, S. M.; Gallo, C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of biosecurity during transport, handling and slaughter of animals.

Use of proper biosecurity practices will help to reduce the spread of disease. To prevent disease introduction onto a farm, all incoming animals should be isolated and, when possible, tested for disease before they are added to the herd. An important biosecurity principle is the biosecurity...

Author(s)
Belk, K. E.; Weinroth, M. D.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The cattle industry of Belize: a brief history of research and development to the mid-1970s.

Belize, one of the sites of the collaborative IDRC/UWI-CSIRO research reported in this volume, is a small Central American country whose economy is little known compared with that of Australia, thus background information on its livestock industry is presented here to set the scene for the chapters ...

Author(s)
Lazier, J. R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646282)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef.

This chapter deals with the genetics of fatty acid composition in milk and beef. The importance of having the ability to control fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef is discussed. Focus is given on fatty acid composition of bovine milk and beef, environmental factors influencing fatty...

Author(s)
Nafikov, R. A.; Soyeurt, H.; Beitz, D. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of meat quality.

This chapter summarizes the current knowledge of quantitative and molecular genetic aspects of meat quality. The implications of genetic improvement of meat quality for the cattle industry are discussed. Focus is given on meat quality traits, heritability and genetic correlation of meat quality...

Author(s)
Mateescu, R. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter

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