Practical Cattle Farming

Author: Kat Bazeley,Alastair Hayton

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847975852

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 808

Practical Cattle Farming is written by two experienced, practising veterinarians, and covers the essential elements of beef and dairy cattle farming and the latest cutting-edge scientific research, and is therefore of value both to the novice and to those with experience. The text is clearly written and includes helpful explanatory notes and detailed practical information. Examines the principles of beef and dairy production, and the husbandry of cattle from the newborn calf to adulthood. Explores the practical aspects of nutrition, housing, grazing and fertility management including the common problems, how these may be identified and corrected, and some of the economic factors that must be considered. Analyses the principles of disease prevention and control in order to maximize the success of the cattle unit. Outlines the factors that determine the welfare of the cattle and the relevant English laws. Essential reading for all beef and dairy cattle farmers, those working in industries associated with cattle farming, and agricultural and veterinary students. Provides practical guidance on all aspects of cattle farming. Fully illustrated with 150 colour photographs and 40 diagrams and drawings. Kat Bazeley and Alastair Hayton are two experienced, practising veterinarians.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Cow Keeping in India

A Simple and Practical Book on Their Care and Treatment Their Various Breeds

Author: S. N. Sinha

Publisher: Daya Books

ISBN: 9788176220989

Category: Cattle

Page: 306

View: 4256

A Simple And Practical Book On Cattle And Their Care And Treatment In India. The Book Is Divided Into 36 Chapters. Part I The Advantages Of Keeping Cows; Breeds Of Cattle; Buying Cows; Points In A Good Cow; Food; House And Utensils; Attendants; Washing, Grooming And Exercise; Breeding; Bulls; Bullocks; Dry Cows; Management Of Cows When Calving; Calves: Their Value, Management And House; Points In A Good Calf; Castrating Calves; Taking The Bull; Barren Cows; Age Of Cattle And Names At Diffrent Ages; Price Of Cattle; Milk; Cream; Butter; Ghee; Curd, Cheese And Tyer; Lice, Ticks, Flies Etc.; The Seasons Of The Year; Cattle-Dung; Grazing Fields; Dairy-Farming; Breeding And Rearing Farm Dry-Cow Farming And Cattle-Shows. Part Ii Diseases Of Cattle, Goats And Sheep; Some Common Complaints; Dangerous But Not Contagious Diseases; Contagious And Fatal Diseases. It Covers A Large Field Of Discovery, Both In The Theory And Practice Of Cattle Breeding And Cow Keeping In India. The Text Has Been Aptly Illustrated Through Photographs And A Comprehensive Index Have Been Provided To Enhance The Utility Of The Book.
Posted in Cattle

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals

Author: Robert C. Hubrecht,James Kirkwood

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444318780

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 3333

The seminal reference on the care of laboratory and captive animals, The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals is a must-have for anyone working in this field. The UFAW Handbook has been the definitive text since 1947. Written for an international audience, it contains contributions from experts from around the world. The book focuses on best practice principles throughout, providing comprehensive coverage, with all chapters being peer reviewed by anonymous referees. As well as addressing the husbandry of laboratory animals, the content is also of great value to zoos and aquaria. Changes for the eighth edition: Revised and updated to reflect developments since publication of the previous edition. New chapters on areas of growing concern, including: the 3Rs; phenotyping; statistics and experimental design; welfare assessment; legislation; training of people caring for lab animals; and euthanasia. All material combined into one volume for ease of reference. This book is published on behalf of UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), with whom we also publish the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This major series of books provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see
Posted in Medical

Economic Zooarchaeology

Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture

Author: Peter Rowley-Conwy,Dale Sergeantson,Paul Halstead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1785704486

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 4341

Economic archaeology is the study of how past peoples exploited animals and plants, using as evidence the remains of those animals and plants. The animal side is usually termed zooarchaeology, the plant side archaeobotany. What distinguishes them from other studies of ancient animals and plants is that their ultimate aim is to find out about human behaviour – the animal and plant remains are a means to this end. The 33 papers present a wide array of topics covering many areas of archaeological interest. Aspects of method and theory, animal bone identification, human palaeopathology, prehistoric animal utilisation in South America, and the study of dog cemeteries are covered. The long-running controversy over the milking of animals and the use of dairy products by humans is discussed as is the ecological impact of hunting by farmers, with studies from Serbia and Syria. For Britain, coverage extends from Mesolithic Star Carr, via the origins of agriculture and the farmers of Lismore Fields, through considerations of the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Outside Britain, papers discuss Neolithic subsistence in Cyprus and Croatia, Iron Age society in Spain, Medieval and post-medieval animal utilisation in northern Russia, and the claimed finding of a modern red deer skeleton in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. In exploring these themes, this volume celebrates the life and work of Tony Legge (zoo)archaeologist and teacher.
Posted in Social Science

Bovine Medicine

Author: Peter Cockcroft

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118948521

Category: Medical

Page: 656

View: 8211

Thoroughly updated to reflect recent changes in the industry, Bovine Medicine, 3rd Edition, offers practicing large animal veterinarians and veterinary students a comprehensive reference to core aspects of contemporary cattle health and husbandry. New edition of a classic text, featuring thoroughly rewritten text, with coverage shifted to the core aspects of everyday cattle practice Includes new focus on both applied skills and application of knowledge, along with many more full-colour illustrations than in previous editions Represents a toolkit of skills that will support the delivery of contemporary cattle practice Presents a seamless integration of information on husbandry, nutrition, and disease Written by a wide range of experts from around the world
Posted in Medical

Modern Dairy-Farming; a Practical Handbook on the Management of the Milch Cow and the Profitable Utilization of Milk

Author: Herbert Lavallin Puxley

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230459349

Category: Dairy farming

Page: 70

View: 1403

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... different tale. It is found that although one cow gave a large yield for a time it soon went dry, while another animal which did not start off so well continued to milk for the best part of a twelvemonth. The one pays, the other does not. It may be taken for granted that a minimum of six hundred gallons is necessary if a cow is to leave a profit, and any cow which gives a record of less than this during two consecutive years should be dispensed with. Not only does the record save the dairyman from loss with bad cows, by enabling him to select those which are profitable, it also permanently and continuously increases the value of his stock. If only the best cattle are kept for the service of the herd, and if these are mated with a bull from a deep-milking dam, and the heifer calves reared for the dairy, the improvement in a few years is enormous, and will be the immediate result of keeping a proper record and knowing the capabilities of every animal in the herd. As a Health Indicator. But there is a further advantage in keeping a milkrecord which must never be overlooked. The milk-yield is a very good criterion of the state of the health of the cow. At the seasonal period it is a matter of common experience that there is often a sudden drop in me milk; but this is only of a temporary nature, and a return is soon made to the normal. On the other hand, sudden variation may often point to the approach of some disease, and the cowman should always pay particular attention to such variations and report them to his master. The nervous system must be intimately connected with the udder and its operations, though I am aware that there are some who deny this, for anyone who knows the effect of fear or nervous excitement upon a cow cannot help...
Posted in Dairy farming

Livestock Farming

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Livestock

Page: N.A

View: 3110

Posted in Livestock

Small Cattle for Small Farms

Author: Margo Hayes


ISBN: 1486301878

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 5539

Small cattle breeds are manageable to control and care for and perfect for lifestyle blocks and small farms. They can be bred commercially for beef but their docile temperaments and small size also make them especially suitable for hobby farms. As more people have turned to the country for a 'tree change', interest in these breeds has grown tremendously. In this new edition of her popular book Small Cattle for Small Farms, award-winning cattle breeder Margo Hayes provides practical and easy-to-understand information for people interested in keeping small cattle for a range of reasons. The book assumes no prior experience with cattle and covers all the basics to help you set up an enjoyable and viable small farm, including: types of cattle and production systems available, how to select your stock, explanations of equipment required and basic cattle husbandry. It contains simple explanatory diagrams and photographs to make new concepts clear. With new and expanded sections on small cattle breeds, genetics and breeding systems, this second edition competently addresses questions asked by those entering small farming for the first time while providing a solid reference for those already in the industry. Detailed guidelines for raising healthy cattle through good nutrition, land management and herd monitoring are provided, in addition to tips for showing and marketing your cattle and up-to-date government requirements for land and stockowners.
Posted in Business & Economics

Cow Signals

A Practical Guide for Dairy Farm Management

Author: Jan Hulsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789075280654

Category: Animal behavior

Page: 96

View: 3734

"Cows send out signals continuously about their health, well-being, nutrition, and production. The challenge for the dairy farmer is how to interpret these signals and use them. Dutch vet and cow enthusiast Jan Hulsen has drawn on his expertise and wide experience of cows and dairy farmers to write Cow Signals: a richly illustrated farmer's guide on how to interpret the behaviour, posture and physical characteristics of groups of cows and individual animals. When observing cows it is important not to jump to conclusions immediately, but instead always to ask yourself three questions: What do I see? Why has this happened? What does this mean? If you know what to look for, you can pick up the signals everywhere and any time. Cow Signals will show you how"--Back cover note.
Posted in Animal behavior

Project Announcement

Author: University of Missouri. Agricultural Extension Service

Publisher: N.A


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 4243

Posted in Technology & Engineering

The American Farmer's Instructor, Or Practical Agriculturist

Comprehending the Cultivation of Plants, the Husbandry of the Domestic Animals, and the Economy of the Farm; Together with a Variety of Information which Will be Found Important to the Farmer

Author: Francis S. Wiggins

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 504

View: 7752

Posted in Agriculture

Raising Small Livestock

A Practical Handbook

Author: Jerome D. Belanger

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147576

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 4677

For rural property owners considering raising small animals, this clearly written guide provides guidance and information on caring for animals, available breeds, disease control, and mixing feed. 27 halftones; 23 line illustrations.
Posted in Nature

Practical Agriculture

Or, A Complete System of Modern Husbandry; with the Methods of Planting, and the Management of Live Stock

Author: R. W. Dickson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: 85

View: 1503

Posted in Agriculture

Beef cattle husbandry

study course

Author: Carl P. Holt,Sam D. Halverson,United States. Forest Service. Southern Region. Fisheries, Wildlife, and Range Management Staff Unit. Range Management Group

Publisher: N.A


Category: Beef cattle

Page: 254

View: 8870

Posted in Beef cattle