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Cover for Sustainable animal agriculture.

This book with eighteen chapters draws together themes on sustainability that have emerged as the most pressing in recent years. The book addresses practical topics such as air quality, manure management, animal feeds, production efficiency, environmental sustainability, biotechnology issues,...

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Production efficiency of ruminants: feed, nitrogen and methane.

This chapter discusses the production efficiency of ruminants, particularly cattle, in relation to feeds, nitrogen excretion and methane emission. Focus is given on the production efficiency of cattle, primarily that of dairy cattle, at the animal level. Improvements in production efficiency are...

Author(s)
Dijkstra, J.; France, J.; Ellis, J. L.; Strathe, A. B.; Kebreab, E.; Bannink, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal welfare: an integral component of sustainability.

This chapter discusses animal welfare and how both the social and natural sciences play key roles in understanding this complex field. Using egg production as an example, it is illustrated how animal welfare concerns have played a driving role in policy and regulatory decisions regarding production ...

Author(s)
Tucker, C. B.; Mench, J. A.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Phosphorus and calcium requirements of ruminants.

The calcium and phosphorus requirements of cattle, sheep and goats are discussed, with emphasis on the regulatory aspects, phosphorus content of feed and avoidance of overfeeding to reduce the phosphorus content of faeces.

Author(s)
Knowlton, K. F.; Beede, D. K.; Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of the phosphorus and calcium metabolism and excretion in livestock and the environmental impact of these nutrients.

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.; Vitti, D. M. S. S.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Phosphorus and calcium utilization and requirements in farm animals.

This book contains 10 chapters that discuss phosphorus and calcium metabolism, efficiency of utilization, availability, requirements and excretion in livestock and environmental impact.

Author(s)
Vitti, D. M. S. S.; Kebreab, E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936266)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Nutrient digestion and utilization in farm animals: modelling approaches.

This book contains 34 chapters on nutrition physiology and presents scientific research in modelling nutrient digestion and utilization in domestic animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and fishes. It is divided into 6 parts that cover fermentation, absorption and passage; growth and...

Author(s)
Kebreab, E.; Dijkstra, J.; Bannink, A.; Gerrits, W. J. J.; France, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Minimizing environmental impacts of livestock production using diet optimization models.

This chapter presents some of the optimization modelling techniques that can be used to reduce the environmental impacts of livestock and assess the effects of environmental policies on the production system. Feed management practices that can reduce methane emissions and mineral excretion from...

Author(s)
Moraes, L. E.; Fadel, J. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Integration of air and water quality issues.

This chapter attempts to integrate air and water quality issues in animal agriculture. The chapter provides discussion on whole-farm modelling; integrated farm system model; and production systems evaluations.

Author(s)
Rotz, C. A.; Veith, T. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The environmental sustainability of food production.

This chapter focuses on past, current and future prospects for food production sustainability, with a particular focus on productivity and sustainability within ruminant livestock systems. Sections discuss: the role of maintenance nutrient requirements in environmental sustainability; the dilution...

Author(s)
Capper, J. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640426)
Type
Book chapter

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