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Emerging Technology And Management For Ruminants

1st Edition

By Frank H Baker

CRC Press

456 pages

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The Proceedings of the 1985 International Stockmen's School Seminars, Emerging Technology and Management for Ruminants, includes approximately fifty technical papers given at this year's Stockmen's School, sponsored by Winrock International. The authors are outstanding animal scientists, agribusiness leaders, and livestock producers w

Table of Contents

A Winrock International Project -- Preface -- Genetics and Breeding of Cattle -- Muscle + Bone + Fat = Beef -- Information-Based Beef Breeding -- Maternal Selection -- Maternal Selection: Producing Cows with Optimum Productivity for Their Environment -- Selection of Registered Brahmans -- Sire Selection Based on Breed Association Tools -- What the Commercial Rancher Should Know about Bulls -- Crossbreeding Brahmans, European, and South American Indigenous Breeds -- Designing Production Systems to Optimize Net Merit and Profit -- Reproduction of Cattle -- Reproductive Technologies for the Future -- Embryo Transfer: Problems and (or) Opportunities for the Purebred Industry -- Potential Genetic Impact of Embryo Transfer -- Why Different Cows Have Different Levels of Calving Difficulty -- The Relationships between Body Condition, Nutrition, and Performance of Beef Cows -- Nutrition for Optimum Reproduction in Beef Cattle -- Hormone Therapy for Cystic and Repeat-Breeder Dairy Cows -- The Rational Use of Artificial Insemination in Tropical Beef Cattle -- Changing Reproductive Performance in Beef Cow Herds -- High Technology Application on My Ranch -- Growing and Finishing Cattle -- Why Different Animals Produce Different Types of Beef -- Cattle Are Not Created Equal -- Compensatory Growth in Beef Cattle -- Nutrition of Feedlot Cattle -- Protein Requirements of Cattle -- Preparations for Receiving and Processing Stocker Cattle -- Management of Sick, Newly Arrived Stocker Cattle -- Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle -- Using Pasture Effectively for Stocker-Feeder Operations in the South -- Implanting Cattle on Grass -- Forage, Range, and Pasture -- Principles of Range Management with Universal Application -- Public Education in Land and Water Management: A New Use for Computers -- Computers and the Livestock Enterprise -- The Need for Old-Fashioned Range Management in Latin America -- Managing Cattle in a Low-Cost, Extensive Rangeland Setting -- Rationalizing Rangeland Use in the Near East by Modernizing Transhumance Grazing -- Modernization of Livestock Production in Inner Mongolia: Progress or Regression -- What's Ahead in Hay and Forage Production, Storage, and Handling Systems -- Utilization of Crop Residues by Beef Cattle -- Forage Height and Mass in Relation to Grazing Management -- Efficient Forage/Livestock Production, New Zealand Style -- Utilizing Improved Pastures -- Putting It All Together: Forage and Cattle -- Production and Management of Sheep, Goats, and Certain Other Small Animals -- Management Tools for Greater Sheep Profitability -- Importance of Sheep's Teeth in Productivity -- Wool and Mutton Production and Marketing in South Africa -- Sheep Production and Management in a Dry Climate -- Sheep Production and Management in a Hot-Humid Climate -- Angora and Meat Goat in South Africa -- Angora Goat Management and Mohair Marketing in Texas -- An Economic Analysis of Goat Milk Production in the Ozark Region of Arkansas and Missouri -- Small Animals for Small Farms in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Other Winrock International Studies Published by Westview Press

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