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Cover for Poultry breeding for sustainability and welfare.

Animal breeding for welfare and sustainability requires improving and optimizing environmental impact, productivity, robustness and welfare. Breeding is a long-term exercise at the start of the food chain with permanent cumulative outcomes, disseminated widely. This chapter explains, with a focus...

Author(s)
Neeteson, A. M.; Avendaño, S.; Koerhuis, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and milk production.

In this chapter the factors affecting the growth of calves and milk production in dairy cows were discussed.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Description of the growth of body components of broilers and laying pullets.

This review presents a description of the growth of broiler and laying chicken strains studied at the Laboratory of Poultry Science, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)-Jaboticabal. Two commercial broiler strains and four laying strains were assessed. Ross 308® and Cobb 500® broilers were reared ...

Author(s)
Silva, E. P.; Sakomura, N. K.; Marcato, S. M.; Neme, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of growth and body composition.

This chapter reviews the relationships of traits commonly used for selection in cattle to the underlying biological associations among growth, adult size and body composition. Focus is given on growth traits and growth curves, body composition (muscle, fat and bone, muscling and intramuscular...

Author(s)
Thonney, M. L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Growth and development.

Beef cattle production systems can utilize the efficiency of young animal growth in the development of muscle, typically measured as animal weight. There are numerous genetic and environmental influences that can contribute to variation in rate and extent of an animal's growth and size at many...

Author(s)
Herring, A. D.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645070)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for AvinespModel: predicting poultry growth, energy and amino acid requirements.

In Brazil, modelling is still rarely used as there are no local models that can be applied as tools to optimize poultry or pig production. Aiming at filling this gap and stimulating interest in modelling in Brazil, the Nutrition and Modelling research group of Universidade Estadual Paulista...

Author(s)
Hauschild, L.; Sakomura, N. K.; Silva, E. P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Measuring and predicting growth and body composition in the live animal.

This chapter covers both the objective and subjective methods used to record and predict live animal growth and development and expected tissue deposition in the carcass of the animal when slaughtered. Focus is given on measuring and predicting liveweight and conformation changes by weighing and...

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene-transfer technology.

This chapter covers genetic engineering or gene transfer technology. Focus is given on gene transfer technique in fish, use of promoters in transgenic technology, gene integration, transgene transmission, transgene expression of growth hormone and reporter genes, reverse genetics, pleiotropic...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Energy and protein metabolism and requirements.

This chapter covers the energy and protein requirements of rabbits as well as their metabolism. The energy units (gross, digestible, net and metabolizable energy) and the methods used for estimating energy requirement are presented. The aspects of energy metabolism related to vital and productive...

Author(s)
Xiccato, G.; Trocino, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936693)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The growth and body composition of animals.

The growth and body composition of meat-producing animals are analysed in order to determine the way in which the yield of the desirable parts can be maximized. The growth of animals and the component parts of their bodies are described using a growth curve. The process and control of growth,...

Author(s)
Warriss, P. D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935931)
Type
Book chapter

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