The module provides a student or any other reader with a basic background information about beef cattle production and management. As one goes through the module it is likely that one will develop an interest in the subject matter of beef cattle production and management. As beef cattle production and management in Ethiopia and other developing countries is at its infant stage, this will provide a bird’s eye view of the overall current beef cattle production systems, the constraints and opportunities. It also gives an insight in to the modern beef cattle production technologies. It even, assists those who would like to go into the beef business in developing countries in the future.
The tools you need to raise and care for beef cattle Beef cattle farming is a business that continues to grow in the United States and around the world, and it will only grow larger as the demand for beef continues to increase. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of raising beef cattle. Packed with expert tips from experienced farmers, it gives any level of cattle-raiser the tools needed to increase the quantity and quality of your farm's output and maintain a healthy herd. Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies is the go-to resource for aspiring cattle farmers. With important information on health, handling, and breeding, and detailed coverage of equipment and supplies, it is teeming with useful information that anyone interested in raising cattle should have. Advice on which beef cattle breeds to rear The prevention and treatment of common diseases Caring for pregnant heifers and calving procedures Dietary specifications dependent on breed Guidance on humane management Creating an open and safe pasture habitat If you're an aspiring cattle farmer looking to begin raising cattle or an established raiser interested in expanding your herd, Raising Beef Cattle For Dummies has you covered.
Originally published in 1919, this book provides a guide to cattle farming and beef production, with an emphasis on the importance of biological science for the future of these areas. The text is comprehensive in scope, putting forward authorial observations gained from 'long and varied experience as a practical farmer and as an investigator and teacher of scientific agriculture'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in animal husbandry, beef production and the history of agriculture.
Beef cattle production is ranked as a very important sub-sector in the extremely harsh natural conditions characterising the northern uplands of Vietnam. Assessing the characteristics and appropriateness of beef cattle feeding systems, which are compared from the point of view of sustainability were conducted. Access to grazing land and its topography, the ethnicity of the communities, the relative importance of agricultural and forest production, and opportunities for off-farm employment were all factors influencing the cattle systems. Those using the “cut-and-carry” fodder system are practicing the most efficient husbandry style among the systems from both the social and economic aspects, except for lack of proper management and use of cattle manure. Thus, good prospects from cut-and-carry system are seen to improve conditions in the rural uplands in the future.
Estradiol (Compudose®, COM) implants are extensively used in beef cattle production systems to alter body composition and feed efficiency. Little information exists about the physiological mechanisms affected by COM treatment in growing, mature, and senescent female cattle. Moreover, no reports describe the level of blood estradiol resulting from COM treatment. The effect of COM on levels of plasma estradiol and blood metabolites and proteins, and relative content of glutamine synthetase (GS) and other amino acid nitrogen-metabolizing enzymes in liver tissue, was studied.
Beef is the most consumed meat in Cameroon. Although beef supply is not sufficient for the the national population, a lot of cattle is supplied to most countries in the Central Africa region. Here is very little documention on the cahracterisitics of the cattle and no information on the quality and safety of the meat produced. Therefore, can Cameroonian beef meet up with standards and remain competitive in the international market? YES! As narrated in this work, Cameroon has incredible opportunities for the sustainable development of its beef sector and can conveniently satisfy the increasingly high demand for beef of excellent quality, thanks to her enormous diversity of rich natural, human and infractructural resources. To achieve this, there must be re-adjustment of national development policies and strategies based on the exploitation of information provided in here.
This text book is on the Dairy Cattle Production. The book has been published on the basis of detail lecture notes which have been crucial for teaching learning process. It highlights, to acquire knowledge; skill and attitude for students as well as dairy owners. It acquaints students with basic principles of dairy cattle production systems from traditional capable of the intensive framings. It introduces dairy cattle feeding; management; housing; record keeping and milk production. It also describes the importance of colostrums feeding, whole milk, and its nutrient contents. It has depicted the importance of milk marketing cooperatives so as to facilitate small holder’s milk market gap. It covers all necessary manage mental aspects of dairy cattle as well as milk production. Particularly as to how the feeding management to be conducted based on the genetic potential of each dairy herd. It gives also the dairy; calf and heifer’s health management as well as replacement stock to be elected for the farm. This book is very critical in filling the gap for academicians as well as students in the area of dairy cattle production.
Dairy cattle production and management course is designed to enable undergraduate Animal sciences or dairy science students to be equipped with enough skills and knowledge to be future professionals in the discipline. At the end of the day a student who took the course aught to be independent and confident to teach the course at different levels, run a dairy enterprise or can be a successful dairy farm manager. Hence, this teaching package is prepared and designed on this thinking
A simple articulated script containing logically framed analysis of market driven beef production in resettlement areas of Zimbabwe. The script is suitable for all scholars undergoing animal science studies in levels of higher learning.The author and the editors are prominent academics who have invaluable knowledge in the field of agriculture and livestock production in particular. This is a priceless contribution in a bid to highlight approaches and methods to maximization of livestock production after land reform in Zimbabwe. A must-read copy that lays the foundation to a re-think and debate to policy makers in the enhancement of beef cattle production philosophies in post land reforms.
Beef cows, particularly as part of seed stock and cow/calf enterprises, are farmed extensively in temperate environments in southern Australia. The fundamental premise of a productive beef enterprise is a calving interval of 365 days. However, production system efficiency can also be determined by comparing inputs, namely megajoules of energy in the form of food, to outputs, namely the number of kilograms of beef sold each year. This thesis examined two heritable and economically desirable traits and the impact that selection to improve these traits had on beef herd productivity – defined in this thesis as Maternal Productivity. Selection for reduced fatness, achieved by selecting animals on the basis of low Rib Fat EBVs, can increase profitability because of consumer demand for lean meat and because sellers of cattle for slaughter are penalised if the carcasses have too much fat on them. Selection for an improvement in feed-efficiency through the trait Net Feed Intake (NFI) can improve profitability because it allows an increase in stocking rates or a reduction in the number of megajoules supplied to the herd for the same level of production.
Leptin is a novel biomarker which is associated with milk production traits in dairy cattle. Leptin may prove to be most useful to animal producers as a stimulant for growth as well as reproductive traits or as a molecular marker to genetically select high performing individuals, ultimately with an aim to have higher production. Genetic polymorphisms in the intronic and exonic region of leptin gene reported are associated with productive and reproductive traits in cattle and this sort of genetic information can be used efficiently in breeding and management decisions. This monograph describe on the various aspect of bovine leptin gene in terms of molecular structure, mechanism of action, expression profile, polymorphic studies on leptin gene as well as the role of leptin for regulation of dairy milk production.
The study was conducted to find the seroprevalence of Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) in cattle population of different districts of West Bengal, to perform the end-point antibody titration of representative IBR positive serum samples and to make attempts for cultural isolation and identification of bovine herpes virus-1 (BHV-1). Serosurvey indicated the prevalence of IBR among wide cattle population of West Bengal which poses a potential threat to both dairy and beef cattle breeding herd and in beef feedlot. Strict control measures should be implemented including quarantine and serological testing of transported animals, health management and effective vaccination of new herds.
Beef cattle still possess important position in tropical countries. However, it has generally been accepted that heat detection in zebu cattle under tropical environment is not as obvious as that in temperate environment. Thus, heat detection is still a problem that may have effect on the reproductive performance in beef cattle. In order to improve the reproductive performance, advances in assisted reproductive biotechnology, genetic improvement, and improve in management should be incorporated to attain good calf crops. It is known that, stress due to handling may influence on the reproductive performance. On the other hand, less handling and gentle interaction with animal could improve the reproductive performance, which in return could increase the income of the farm. Therefore, the improved oestrus synchrony is related to greater pregnancy rates and hence improves the reproductive performance, which in return could increase the income of the farm. In addition, the welfare and kindness should be done for the improvement in the animal productivity.
Tatesa Cattle Breeding Center is a government owned breeding center implemented with an objective of production and distribution of crossbred pregnant heifers for supporting small scale dairy production.The cows in the center had poor reproductive performance compared to other reports inthe country for indigenous and cross breed cows.The range of most of the parameters investigated waslonger than the reports of others especially of calving interval, age at first calving and days open. The poor reproductive performance of Boran cows in the breedingcenter could be due to the management system prevailing in the center.
A Training Module on Potato Production and Management has been produced by the Open and Distance Learning Network (ODLN) team from Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute Kabanyolo (MUARIK) with support from Commonwealth of Learning and and innumerable network of partners. It was produced to respond to a number of challenges faced by Lifelong Learning potato farmers in south western Uganda but could be used for the same purpose in other areas. MUARIK and her partners identified the training gaps in the areas covered in this manual, during the long interactions with farmers ever since the L3F project started in Uganda. Since then, deliberate efforts have been made to address such challenges and the production of this Manual is one of the strategies.