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Beef Cattle Production Systems - Hardback

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Beef Cattle Production Systems - Hardback

By A Herring, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, USA

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This textbook provides an integrated view of beef cattle production with a systems based approach, discussing the interrelationships of a broad range of aspects with the overall goal of optimising cattle production.

This book provides the background to allow cattle producers to match their production environments with genetic, management, and marketing opportunities for sustainable beef production globally. This logic and resulting considerations can then be tailored to address specific regional challenges and opportunities worldwide. Considerations and examples for extreme situations will be provided, such as very small herds, very large herds, communal-group situations, and minimal artificial input systems. 
This practical book will be important reading for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students in animal and veterinary science, producers, extension workers and veterinarians.


Students in animal science, animal production and veterinary science, as well as beef cattle producers and veterinarians.

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Author By A Herring, Associate Professor, Texas A&M University, USA
Availability In Print
Dimensions No
Extent 332 Pages
ISBN 9781780645070
Publication date October 2014
Book Type Hardcover


  1. Introduction to Beef Cattle Production Systems 
  2. History and Domestication 
  3. Breeding and Genetics 
  4. Nutrition 
  5. Grazing and Pasture Management 
  6. Live Animal Evaluation 
  7. Growth and Development 
  8. Reproduction 
  9. Health 
  10. Behavior, Temperament, Handling and Welfare 
  11. Carcass and Meat 
  12. Financial and Economic Aspects 
  13. Supply Chain and Integrated Production Systems 
  14. Global Comparisons of Cattle and Beef

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