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Cover for The importance of good stockmanship and its benefits to animals.

This chapter describes the role of good stockmanship on the improvement of animal welfare, the detrimental effects of fear on productivity, the importance of positive attitudes towards animals for improving both welfare and productivity; how to train stockpeople to have more positive attitudes and...

Author(s)
Rushen, J.; Passillé, M. de
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal well-being on organic farms.

This chapter discusses the animal welfare requirements for organic farms; how to select genetic lines of animals that are suitable for organic farming; grazing more than one species on a pasture; understand the differences between EU, US and Canadian organic programmes and the importance of using...

Author(s)
Karreman, H. J.; Fulwider, W.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (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 CAB International (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 CAB International (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.

Author(s)
Benjamin, M.; Yik, S.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter presents a general overview of the human factors in farm management, including the question of what personal qualities are necessary to become an expert farm manager and how managerial skill might be improved. The chapter also presents an overview of the book's chapters, and introduces ...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Decision processes and goals.

This chapter is devoted to reviewing the possible decision criteria and processes used by farmers. These criteria range from the concept of maximizing a general measure of output, utility, through to the simple approach of producing a minimum requirement of an output such as leisure time based on...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Skills required.

This chapter outlines the competencies necessary for successful farm management. Obvious areas are skills such as accurate observation, and an ability to forecast or anticipate outcomes following specified decisions. These and other competencies are reviewed using farmers' views. The chapter also...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Intuition.

Farmers make many decisions using their intuition. This chapter focuses on this topic by outlining a quantifiable model for use in assessing the important factors influencing a farmer's intuitive skills. The results of using farmer survey information to quantify the model are discussed, with...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P. L.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240733)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Experiential training of farmers and university diploma students in KwaZulu-Natal and the Southern Cape.

This practitioner reflection reports on 30 years of training agroecological farmers in various African contexts. It argues that good theory should be drawn out of good practice, to help farmers to adapt to climate change while producing nourishing food sustainably. Currently, training is often...

Author(s)
Auerbach, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter

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