Intensive Livestock Farming

Intensive Livestock Farming

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Editor: W. P. Blount
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195650

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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


  • Preface

    Foreword

    Author Biographies

    Introduction

    Section I—General

    Cattle

    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

    Sheep

    6 Sheep Husbandry

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

    8 A Development in Modern Sheep Breeding

    Pigs

    9 The Husbandry of Pigs Housed Intensively

    10 Nutrition of the Intensively Managed Pig

    11 Scientific and Practical Aspects of Improved Pig Breeding Methods

    Poultry

    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

    Rabbits

    21 Rabbit Production

    Fish

    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

    Index


Product details

  • No. of pages: 636
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483195650

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W. P. Blount

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