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Intensive Livestock Farming - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483168173, 9781483195650

Intensive Livestock Farming

1st Edition

Editor: W. P. Blount
eBook ISBN: 9781483195650
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1968
Page Count: 636
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Intensive Livestock Farming discusses the process of breeding cattle and the products it provides. It describes the developments in calf production. The book identifies the intensive systems of milk production. The technology involved in the production of beef is covered in some chapters of the text. An article that explains sheep husbandry is also included. The start and the modification of the breeding season of sheep are discussed in detail. The developments in modern sheep breeding are analyzed. A chapter of the book covers the farming of pigs housed intensively. The nutrition of the extremely managed pig is explained. A section of the volume is concerned with the scientific and practical aspects of enhanced pig breeding techniques. The book also explains the structure of the poultry industry of England and Wales. The cost of running a poultry farm is well presented. The book will provide useful information to cattle breeder, poultry farmers, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents



Author Biographies


Section I—General


1 Some Relevant Statistics on the U.K. Population and Trends

2 Trends in Calf Production

3 Intensive Systems of Milk Production

4 Beef Production

5 A 2-Year Study in Operating a Large Scale Intensive Beef Fattening Unit


6 Sheep Husbandry

7 The Onset and the Modification of the Breeding Season of Sheep

8 A Development in Modern Sheep Breeding


9 The Husbandry of Pigs Housed Intensively

10 Nutrition of the Intensively Managed Pig

11 Scientific and Practical Aspects of Improved Pig Breeding Methods


12 The Structure of the Poultry Industry of England and Wales

13 Poultry Costings

14 Integration and Agribusiness

15 Housing Systems and Controlled Environments for Poultry

16 Battery Cage Egg Production

17 Poultry Nutrition, Foods and Feeding

18 Diagnosis and Treatment of Poultry Diseases

19 Poultry Diseases and Other Problems of Doubtful Aetiology which have been Linked with Nutrition

20 A Selected Series of Poultry Production Problems Involving Management Factors


21 Rabbit Production


22 Modern Fish Farming

Section II—Special

23 Statistics—Stock and Stockmen

24 The Economics of Intensive Livestock Production

25 The Common Market—Computers—Contracts—Costings—Competition

26 The Impact of Intensive Livestock Production on Food Chain Organizations

27 The Impact of Britain's Entry into the Common Market on Intensive Livestock Production

28 The Role of the Computer

29 Research in Relation to Intensive Livestock Farming

30 The Physiology of Ruminant Digestion

31 Influence of Bacteria on Absorption from the Small Intestine

32 Health and Disease Problems

33 Diseases of Intensively Housed Cattle, Pigs and Sheep

34 S.P.F. Animals

35 The Future Relationship between the Veterinary Surgeon and the Livestock Farmer

36 Factory Farming—Animal Machines on the Brambell Report

37 Pain Perception in Animals, with Particular Reference to Poultry

38 World Food Problems

39 Farming in 1976



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1st January 1968
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