This handbook represents advanced technology in a problem-oriented form readily accessible to livestock producers, operators of family farms, managers of agribusinesses, and students of animal agriculture. It includes papers on farm and ranch business management and economics, and animal management.
Table of Contents
Part 1: A Global View of Animal Agriculture 1. A Global Food-Animal Protein System: Pipedream or Possibility? 2. Foundation of Civilization: Food 3. World Livestock Feed Relationships: Their Meaning to U.S. Agriculture 4. World Agriculture in Hostile and Benign Climatic Settings 5. The Impacts of Climatic Variabilities on Livestock Production Part 2: General Concepts Affecting Agriculture and the industry 6. Political Challenges for Today's Animal Agriculture 7. An Agri-Woman's View of the Politics of Agriculture: National and international Perspectives 8. Oregon Women for Agriculture Talk About the Structure of Agriculture 9. The Current Status of the Family Farm in American Agriculture 10. Livestock Production on New England Family Farms 11. Regulation of Agricultural Chemicals, Growth Promotants, and Feed Additives Part 3: Genetics and Selection 12. The Value of DHIA to Producers and to the industry 13. Friesian Cattle Strains Comparison: Dairy Performance 14. New Zealand Dairy Cattle Breeding Related to Holstein-Friesian Strain Comparison Results and Use of Embryo Transfers for Genetic Improvement 15. Dairy Cattle Management by DHI Objectives 16. Genetic indexes Used in Dairy Cow and Sire Selection 17. Form and Function of Dairy Cattle Part 4: Physiology, Reproduction, and Management 18. Hormonal Regulation of the Estrous Cycle 19. Necessary Components for a Successful Heat Detection Program 20. Postpartum Reproductive Management of the Dairy Cow 21. Embryo Manipulations, Test-Tube Fertilization, and Gene Transfer: Looking into the Crystal Ball 22. Improving Reproductive Performance in Dairy Herds 23. Reproduction Management for Dairy Cattle 24. Managing our Dairy Farms Part 5: Environment, Buildings, and Equipment 25. Measuring an Animal's Environment 26. Measuring Environmental Stress in Farm Animals 27. Livestock Psychology and Handling-Facility Design 28. Design of Corrals, Squeeze Chutes, and Dip Vats Part 6: Feeds and Nutrition 29. More Economical Milk Production with Computer Use in Nutrition and Feeding Management 30. Greater Reproductive Performance with Nutrition and Feeding Stratagems 31. Reduce Heat Stress· in High-Producing Dairy Cows with Feeding and Nutrition Management 32. Survive the Cost-Price Squeeze with a Nutrition and Feeding Game Plan 33. Supplementing Dairy Cows in the Tropics Part 7: Health, Disease, and Parasites 34. Infectious Livestock Diseases: Their Worldwide Toll 35. Impact of Animal Diseases in World Trade 36. Biology and Control of insect Pests of Dairy Cattle 37. Potential and Actual Economics of a Herd Health Program 38. A Health Program for Dairy Cattle 39. Achieving a Profitable Calving interval Through a Reproductive Health and Management Program Part 8: Mastitis and Related Topics 40. Somatic Cells: Their Origin and Function and an interpretation of Their Numbers 41. The Effect of Machine Milking on Mastitis in Dairy Cows 42. Mastitis Control in Dairy Cows 43. The Essential Criteria for the Components of a Milking Machine and for Component Testing 44. The Range and Performance of Conventional Milking-Machine Clusters Part 9: Computer Technology 45. AGNET: A National Computer System for Cattlemen 46. Rancher-Owned Microcomputer Systems: What's Available 47. Six Steps for a Cattleman to Take in Buying a Computer 48. Direct Delivery of Market information Through Rancher-Owned Microcomputers: A Research Report Part 10: The Future of the Dairy industry 49. A Glimpse at Dairying in the Year 2000