Intensive Beef Production


  • T. R. Preston, Proyecto Nutricional and Ganadero Comision Nacional, Mexico
  • M. B. Willis, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK


Book information

  • Published: August 1974
  • Imprint: PERGAMON
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-018980-2


This book is a most valuable contribution to its subject. It surveys a prodigious amount of knowledge, making all the significant developments in beef cattle production available in a commendably complete and clear form for the first time. It is particularly valuable in the way that it clarifies the manner in which this form of animal production can be markedly increased in developing countries, as well as in the temperate zone. It is a book to be highly recommended.

British Veterinary Journal

The authors are to be congratulated on this excellent production which must find a place in all agricultural libraries of Universities, Research Stations, Colleges and Farm Institutes.

Journal of the Farmers Club

Table of Contents

(partial) The product. The market. Carcass composition and quality. The inputs. Genetic improvement. Genotype. Environment interactions. Physiology of digestion and food utilization. Beef calf production. Dairy calf production. The production. Growth and efficiency: breed, sex and hormones. Growth and efficiency. Nutrition. Growth and efficiency. Climate housing and management. Disease. The future. Perspectives.