This textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimising cattle production. This book provides the background to allow cattle producers to match their production environments with genetic, management, and marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production globally. This logic and resulting considerations can then be tailored to address specific regional challenges and opportunities worldwide. Considerations and examples for extreme situations will be provided, such as very small herds, very large herds, communal-group situations, and minimal artificial input systems.The goal of this book is to provide readers with a fundamental knowledge of beef cattle production. The specific management and genetic considerations are highly variable across geographical regions, cultures and markets, but the fundamentals involved ... In some cases, going through the thought processes involved for a production scenario in an attempt to answer a question is more important thananbsp;...
|Title||:||Beef Cattle Production Systems|
|Author||:||Andy D. Herring|
|Publisher||:||CABI - 2014-10-24|