Pig Production in Australia

Pig Production in Australia

2nd Edition - February 2, 1990

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  • Editors: Jaa Gardner, A. C. Dunkin, L C Lloyd
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161761

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Pig Production in Australia is a comprehensive book that presents the aspects and advances on Australian pig production. The text contains chapters on a very wide variety of topics relevant to the pig production industry. There are sections on production aspects of the industry such as genetics, reproduction, marketing, education and training and financial management. There is a comprehensive section on health and disease aspects. Other sections relevant to consumers such as the nutritional value and quality of pig meat and those factors which influence them are detailed. There is also coverage of important issues such as housing, waste disposal, the use of agricultural and veterinary chemicals, and animal welfare. The book will be invaluable to pig producers, academics and researchers, and extension workers.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    List of Contributors

    Part One Introduction

    1 The Pig and the Australian Pig Industry

    2 Recipe for a Profitable Pig Enterprise

    3 Industry Structure and Trends

    Part Two Product Quality

    4 Carcass and Meat Quality

    5 The Nutritional Value of Australian Fresh Pork

    Part Three Breeding and Genetics

    6 Principles of Genetic Improvement by Selection

    7 Organization of Breeding Programs

    8 Assessing Breeding Value

    Part Four Feeding and Nutrition

    9 Dietary Energy

    10 Protein and Amino Acids in Feeds

    11 Minerals and Vitamins

    12 Water: Quality and Needs

    13 Diet Formulation

    14 Feeding Breeding Stock

    15 Feeding Young Pigs

    16 Feeding Growers and Finishers

    17 Feeding Methods

    18 Feed Storage, Processing and Handling

    Part Five Buildings and Environment

    19 Requirements of Effective Housing Systems

    20 Control of the Climatic Environment

    21 Building Materials for Intensive Piggeries

    22 Fittings and Equipment

    23 Methods of Collection of Effluent

    24 Effluent Disposal

    Part Six Health and Disease

    25 Planning for a Healthy Herd

    26 Post Natal Disorders of Sows

    27 Diseases of Weaned Pigs

    28 Skin Diseases

    29 Lameness

    30 Respiratory Diseases

    31 Diseases of the Intestines

    32 Internal Parasites

    33 Leptospirosis

    34 Porcine Parvovirus Infection

    35 Poisoning of Pigs

    36 Foreign Animal Diseases which Threaten the Australian Pig Industry

    37 Understanding Meat Inspection Reports

    38 Residues in Pigmeat

    Part Seven Management

    39 Animal Welfare

    40 Stocksense

    41 Mating Management

    42 Management of Gilts and Pregnant Sows

    43 Management of the Farrowing Sow

    44 Management of Sucker Pigs

    Part Eight Marketing

    45 Handling and Transport of Pigs for Slaughter

    46 Alternative Methods of Marketing Pigs

    47 Recent Initiatives in Marketing—AUS-MEAT and CALM

    48 The Development of a Standard Carcass Specification

    Part Nine Personnel Management and Record Keeping

    49 Personnel Management and Staff Training

    50 Work Routines and Production Records

    51 Using Production Methods in Unit Management

    52 Computer-Based Recording Schemes

    53 Financial Management Records

    Appendix A

    Australian Model Code of Practice for the Welfare of the Pig

    Appendix B

    Standard Terms and Definitions for Use in the Pig Industry

    Appendix C

    Feed and Diet Tables

    Appendix D

    Piggery Building Plans


Product details

  • No. of pages: 372
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1990
  • Published: February 2, 1990
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161761

About the Editors

Jaa Gardner

A. C. Dunkin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Melbourne, School of Agriculture and Forestry, Deer Park, Victoria, Australia

L C Lloyd

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