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Cover for A practical approach on sustainability for supply chain managers of meat, dairy, and other animal proteins.

This chapter discusses how grazing ruminants can be used to improve the environment, the principles of sustainability, animal welfare as a part of a sustainable system; development of supply chains where the origin of a meat product can be tracked and some programmes for renewable fuels that are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effect of economic factors on the welfare of livestock and poultry.

This chapter describes how standards implemented by major meat buyers can be used to improve welfare, how different marketing systems can either improve welfare or make it worse, how to use incentive payments to improve welfare, the negative effects of biological overload of an animal on its...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future of animal welfare - technological innovations for individualized animal care.

This chapter discusses the new technological solutions that can solve problems in animal reproduction management, activity and location tracking, feed and feed management and health and disease monitoring. Some practical and feasible commercial solutions that can address some of the issues...

Author(s)
Kaur, U.; Voyles, R. M.; Donkin, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision livestock farming and technology in swine welfare.

This chapter describes the application of technology in pig farming, including understand how computer systems learn, the different types of sensors to monitor health and behaviour, the basic operation of precision livestock farming (PLF) and future possibilities. Precision livestock farming (PLF)...

Author(s)
Benjamin, M.; Yik, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving animal welfare: a practical approach.

The third edition of this book contains a total of 20 chapters (including 3 new chapters), including the implementation of an effective animal welfare programme; the importance of measurement to improve the welfare of livestock, poultry and fish; the social and ethical importance of agricultural...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book
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Cover for General principles of biosecurity in animal production and veterinary medicine.

This chapter describes the concept and application of biosecurity in the prevention of disease transmission during the entire animal production chain.

Author(s)
Dewulf, J.; Immerseel, F. van
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for How to motivate farmers to implement biosecurity measures.

This chapter describes the motivation and barriers regarding the adoption of biosecurity measures based on the perception of farmers.

Author(s)
Collineau, L.; Stärk, K. D. C.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A synopsis of production economics.

This chapter provides a synopsis of the basics of production economics for students new to the area, and revision for others. Sections discuss: the decision problem; the factor-product problem; the factor-factor problem; and the product-product problem.

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646565)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Absolute hogwash: assemblage and the new breed of animal biotechnology.

This chapter describes the current structure of modern pork production, with emphasis on the environmental impact, animal welfare, sustainability and ethics in light of new farming technologies.

Author(s)
MacDonald, K. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394644)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Public opinion and the retailer: driving forces in animal welfare?

The effect of consumer/public opinion, attitudes and preferences on the welfare of farmed animals is described.

Author(s)
Buller, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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