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Cover for Sheep and goat breeding.

This chapter highlights the application of genetic principles in sheep and goat breeding such as chromosome analysis, prediction of breeding values, and the use of the latest tools and technology in animal breeding.

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 Poultry breeding.

In this chapter, the major breeding goals for each of the poultry products (eggs and meat) are discussed. An outline on how the breeding and selection methods have been developed appropriately on chicken meat (broiler) and chicken egg sectors was also presented.

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 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 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 Feed formulation.

This chapter deals with nutritional allowances under practical conditions for intensive meat rabbit production. Highlights of this chapter focused on levels of fibre for rabbits, type of fibre, fat supplements, sources of protein, amino acid requirements, and recommended nutrient concentration of...

Author(s)
Blas, C. de; Mateos, G. G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feeding systems for intensive production.

This chapter considers in detail different possibilities for optimizing the feed conversion ratio (FCR) for intensive production. Among the factors that were discussed includes: physical presentation (pellet size and quality) of the diet, feed storage, number of diets, age, sex, purpose of rabbits...

Author(s)
Maertens, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
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 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prospects and strategies of genetic resources.

This chapter explains how to improve the production performance of goats using different breeding methods. Breeding strategies can produce highly adaptable goats suitable to a variety of local agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic statuses and market demands. The availability of good quality...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nutritional management.

This chapter is framed on how to manage the nutritional budget for better growth of goats, on the basis of market demand. The provision of the required level of energy in goats is an unavoidable part of maintaining a healthy herd. Protein is one of the basic units for the building blocks of cells....

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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