Beef Cattle Science Handbook, Vol. 20: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Beef Cattle Science Handbook, Vol. 20

1st Edition

By Frank H. Baker

CRC Press

828 pages

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The 1984 International Stockmen's School Handbooks include more than 200 technical papers presented at this year's Stockmen's School, sponsored by Winrock International. The authors of these papers are outstanding animal scientists, agribusiness leaders, and livestock producers who are expert in animal technology, animal management, and gene

Table of Contents

Preface -- Global and National Issues -- Applying Agricultural Science and Technology to World Hunger Problems -- Future Agricultural Policy Considerations that will Influence Livestock Producers -- Effective Ways for Livestock Producers to Influence the Policymaking Process: Practical Politics -- The Food Animal Residue Issue: Implications for Producers -- Facing the Facts in Getting Started as a Livestock Producer -- Energy Sources and Animal Wastes -- Photovoltaic Solar Power for Small Farm and Ranch Use -- Anaerobic Digestion of Beef and Dairy Manure for Energy and Feed Production -- Utilization of Cattle Manure for Fertilizer -- Information Channels and Institutional Structures -- Finding and Using Problem-Solving Technology and Information in Livestock Production -- Integrated Management: The Delivery Method for the Future -- The University Farm: What is Its Role in Animal Agriculture and How Do We Support It? -- Range, Grass, and Forage -- The Nature and Extent of Grazing Lands in the United States -- What is Good Range Management? -- Livestock Production in Sub-Saharan Africa: Pastoralists Caught in a Fragile Environment -- Strategies and Techniques for Production of Wildlife and Livestock on Western Rangelands -- Using Improved Grasses Profitably -- Our Experiences with Using Legumes Profitably -- Controlled Grazing and Power Fence® -- New Frontiers of Biology -- Genetic Engineering and Commercial Livestock Production -- The Potential of in Vitro Fertilization to the Livestock Industry -- Embryo Transfer, Microsurgery, and Frozen Embryo Banks in the Cattle Industry -- The Coming Technological Explosion in Beef Production -- Genetics and Selection: General Perspective -- The Reformation of the Bull -- Genetics and Beef Cattle Breeding Strategies -- Manipulation of Growth and Carcass Composition of Cattle -- Animal Genetic Resources and World Food Production -- Genetics and Selection for the Tropics and Subtropics -- Improvement of the Productivity of the Domestic Buffalo in Southeast Asia -- Genetic Attributes Required for Efficient Cattle Production in the Tropics -- Heterosis: Causes and Uses in Beef Cattle Breeding in Tropical Areas -- Genetic Improvement of Tropical Cattle -- Selection of Cattle for Hot Climates -- Brahmans and Their Influence on Beef Production in the United States -- Concepts of Cattle Breeding in Subtropical and Tropical Climates -- Genetics and Selection: African Perspectives -- Cattle Breeding in Tropical Africa -- Africander, Tswana, and Tuli Cattle of Southern Africa: Breed Characterization Separates Fact From Fiction -- Crossbreeding Indigenous East African Cattle with American Angus and Red Poll -- Trypanotolerant N'Dama and West African Shorthorn Cattle -- The Changing Beef Breed Scene: Adaptability and Functional Efficiency -- The Changing Beef Breed Scene: Growth Rate and Fertility -- Feed Levels, Fertility, and Reproductive Problems in Cattle -- Genetics and Selection: Application in the United States -- What is Next in Beef Breeding? -- Records in Herd Improvement and Merchandising -- Sire Evaluation for The Beef Cattle Industry -- Development and Utilization of A Beef Cattle Germ Plasm Composite -- Linear Measurements and Their Value to Cattlemen -- Beef Cattle Selection Opportunities for Net Merit -- Comparison of the Economics and Performance of "Auction Barn" Versus Performance-Selected Angus Females in the Production of Brahman x Angus F1 Cattle -- Reproduction -- Stages of the Birth Process and Causes of Dystocia in Cattle -- Correction of Dystocia Problems in Cattle -- Estrous Cycle Management of Dairy Cattle Using Lutalyse® Sterile Solution (PGF2a) -- Beef Cattle Reproduction and Management -- Making Effective use of Syncro-Mate-B -- Management of Artificial Insemination Based on Twenty-One Heat Detection Signs -- Application of Acupuncture in Treatment of Animal Infertility -- Cowherd Management and Cow Efficiency -- Marketing of Crop Residues Through A Beef Cow Herd -- Pounds Versus Profits: Size and Milk in Beef Cows -- Cattle Use for Profitable Resource Management in Humid Climates -- Herd Management for Optimum Efficiency -- Fitting Cow Size and Efficiency to Feed Supply -- Reducing Risk in Ranching -- Health and Veterinary Medicine -- Genetic Engineering of Animal Vaccines -- Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern to U.S. Stockmen -- Artificial Insemination, Fertilized Ova, and Disease Transmission -- Residual Viruses in Animal Products and by-Products -- Ethylenediamine Dihydriodide (EDDI) -- Advances in Control of Bovine Babesiosis (Texas Fever) -- Control of Cattle Schistosomiasis in China -- Management for Growing-Finishing Cattle -- Preconditioning: A Cattleman's Responsibility -- Stress and Its Effects on Cattle -- Coccidiostats for Stressed Cattle -- Backgrounding Beef Cattle -- Do Intact Males Fit the Profitability Needs of Commercial Beef Producers? -- Bulls for Beef -- Chemical Castration: A Boon to Cattlemen -- Double Muscling: More and Better Beef -- Handling Transportation and Marketing -- Livestock Behavior and Psychology as Related to Handling and Welfare -- Transportation of Cattle by Truck and Rail -- Management of Stocker-Feeder Cattle During the Marketing Process -- Winter Weather, Cattle Performance, and Cattle Markets -- Using Technical Price Analysis Methods to Aid in Hedging Decisions -- Use of Futures Markets in Feedlot Management -- Computer Technology -- Microcomputer Usage in Agriculture -- Computerized Records and Decision Making -- Agnet and Other Computer Information Sources -- Application of Microcomputers in the Management of A Beef Cow Operation -- Facts for Cattle Feeders: Computer and Otherwise -- Nutrition Feeding and Growth Promotants -- New Methods for Calculating Ruminant Protein Needs -- Mineral Nutrition of Beef Cattle on Acid Infertile Soils of Tropical Regions in Latin America -- Ionophores: New Findings on Performance, Bloat, and Acidosis -- New Implant Strategies -- Ralgro® an Anabolic Agent to Increase Meat Production Worldwide -- Grain Processing: Alternatives to High-Energy Methods -- Understanding the Value of Beef Produced -- Meat and Meat Cookery -- The Contribution of Red Meat to the American Diet, Part I -- The Contribution of Red Meat to the American Diet, Part II -- Outdoor Meat Cookery for Small and Large Groups -- Cooking Meat for Maximum Eating Quality -- Meat Palatability as Affected by Nutrition of Animals -- Industry Trends, Economics, and Outlook -- Future Opportunities in the Beef Cattle Industry -- A Farmer's Observations of Washington, D.C. -- Production Cost Comparisons Among Beef, Pork, and Chicken -- The Changing Profitability and Efficiency of High Plains and Corn Belt Feedlots -- Beef Exports and Imports: Current Situation and Outlook -- Economic Outlook for the Livestock Industry -- Other Winrock International Studies -- Other Books of Interest from Winrock International

About the Author

Frank H. Baker, director of the International Stockmen's School at Winrock International, is also program officer of the National Program. An animal production and nutrition specialist, Dr. Baker has served as dean of the School of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University, president of the American Society of Animal Science, president of the Council on Agricultural Science and Technology, and executive secretary of the National Beef Improvement Federation.

Mason E. Miller is communications officer at Winrock International. A communications specialist, Dr. Miller served as communication scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture; taught, conducted research, and developed agricultural communications training programs at Washington State University and Michigan State University; and produced Informational and educational materials using a wide variety of media and methods for many different audiences, including livestock producers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General