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Animal husbandry

See below for a selection of the latest books from Animal husbandry category. Presented with a red border are the Animal husbandry books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Animal husbandry books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Butchering Chickens: A Guide to Humane, Small-Scale Processing

Butchering Chickens: A Guide to Humane, Small-Scale Processing

Author: Adam Danforth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2020

The space, setup, and equipment required to raise and process poultry are minimal when compared to other types of livestock, which is part of what makes chickens such an appealing choice for small-scale meat producers. Expert butcher and teacher Adam Danforth covers the entire slaughtering and butchering process in this photographic guide to slaughtering and butchering chickens. Specifically geared toward backyard chicken keepers and small-farm operations invested in raising meat responsibly, with step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, and chapters dedicated to necessary tools and equipment, essential food safety measures, how to prepare for slaughter and process the birds quickly and humanely, how to break down the carcasses into cuts, and package and freeze the cuts to ensure freshness, this comprehensive handbook gives poultry raisers the information they need to make the most of their meat.

The Welfare of Cattle

The Welfare of Cattle

Author: Terry Engle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2020

Contains a selection of White Papers, commissioned to better inform the exploration of cattle welfare. These are prepared by notable experts in their field, to help provide factual context around selected topics that impact cattle welfare and production systems. Covers all aspects of cattle use in an accessible style, making this a must have volume for anyone interested in cattle welfare or cattle medicine. Provides an in-depth picture of the distinctive beef and dairy cattle welfare practices and issues, covering topics such as behavior, breeding and genetic manipulation, nutrition and feeding, housing and management, health and disease, and transport and slaughter. Written by acknowledged leaders in animal science, veterinary science, philosophy and animal welfare, presenting a truly multidisciplinary perspective on cattle welfare. Includes a section on understanding and managing animal welfare in both beef and dairy cattle, discussing how cattle perceive the world, animal handling and pain mitigation, and how to assure that the cows have a reasonably good life. The Welfare of Cattle offers an accurate, detailed account of the ethical and welfare concerns related to the human use of cattle. There is currently no significant book dealing with the welfare of cows, animals often seen as archetypal paradigms of 'farm animals'. Covering both beef and dairy cattle, the expert authors provide in-depth information on the husbandry roots of traditional agriculture, the replacement of this system of stewardship by an industrial model, and the resulting welfare challenges associated with industrial agriculture: feedlots, highly industrialized dairies, and slaughterhouses killing huge numbers of animals who have been transported great distances. This important book explores in detail the ways in which people who are providing care for cattle can take their first step, or their next step, toward enhancing the welfare of these animals. An extra chapter (online only) is available in the 'Downloads' tab on the left: Dairy Nutrition, by Michael Gamroth

Livestock Behaviour A Practical Guide

Livestock Behaviour A Practical Guide

Author: Ronald Kilgour Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

The book aims to bring together the essential information on animal behaviour for those concerned with the husbandry, management and welfare of farm animals. It provides information to make fuller use of labour, reduce accidents, and increase the wellbeing and productivity of farm livestock.

Calf Husbandry, Health And Welfare

Calf Husbandry, Health And Welfare

Author: John Webster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2020

This book deals with the basic principles of husbandry, feeding, housing, health, behaviour, economics and welfare. It explains relevant aspects of calf function and evaluates conventional and novel husbandry systems in terms of their effects on animal performance, health and welfare.

Swine Production and Management

Swine Production and Management

Author: John Abraham Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/03/2020

This book elaborately covers all topics of swine management like breeding, feeding, housing, health management and pork production technology.The book is well supported by a large number of illustrations and tables which makes the understanding of the text very simple and easy. It will be very useful for all students as well as professionals. Note: T& F does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Making Sheep Country Mt Peel Station and the Transformation of the Tussock Lands

Making Sheep Country Mt Peel Station and the Transformation of the Tussock Lands

Author: Robert Peden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/03/2020

After attending university for the first time in 1969, Robert Peden spent 25 years shepherding and managing high country sheep stations in the South Island of New Zealand. He returned to university in 1999, completing an Honours and a Master's degree in history at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, before moving to the University of Otago and tackling a PhD under Professor Tom Brooking on the agricultural transformation of New Zealand's tussock grasslands. His thesis won Otago University's formal recognition as an exceptional in 2007. in 2009, Dr Peden was awarded a Claude McCarthy Fellowship which allowed him to complete turning his thesis into his first book, Making Sheep Country: The Transformation of the Tussock Lands, to be published by Auckland University Press in May 2010. Now an independent historian based in Christchurch, he has been a Researcher/Writer for Treaty of Waitangi claims and has worked on Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, for which he wrote sections for Theme 4, The Settled Landscape, on Fire and Agriculture, Beef Farming, Farm Fencing, Farming in the Economy, Agricultural Education, and Rabbits and co-wrote the section on Sheep Farming. Dr Peden is a member of the Professional Historians' Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) and of the Australia & New Zealand Environmental History Network.

Livestock-related interventions during emergencies the how-to-do-it manual

Livestock-related interventions during emergencies the how-to-do-it manual

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

This FAO manual provides technical advice and guidelines for each of the livestock interventions most common during emergency response to natural and human-induced disasters. These are: destocking, veterinary support, provision of feed, provision of water, shelters and provision of livestock. There is also a chapter on the use of cash transfer and one on monitoring, evaluation and assessing the impact of emergency livestock projects. The manual complements the Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Handbook.

Calf Rearing

Calf Rearing

Author: John Moran Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2020

Calf Rearing is recognised as one of the most informative and accessible guides on the subject, covering growth, nutrition, health and behaviour, with descriptions of various calf raising systems and facilities. John Moran, an expert in the field, also gives considerable coverage to calf welfare, post weaning management and calf communication. Practical economic information on feedstuffs, labour requirements and losses is provided to assist producers in selecting the most appropriate calf rearing system for their farms.

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography

Quaternary Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography is an introduction on the study of the ecological and evolutionary processes that have shaped our present biosphere under the influence of glacial-interglacial cycles. Written by a renowned ecologist with paleoecological expertise, the book reviews the climactic changes that have occurred during the last million years, along with the responses of organisms and ecosystems. The book offers an understanding of the evolutionary origin of extant biodiversity, its biogeographical patterns, and the composition of modern ecological communities. In addition, it explores human evolution and the influence of our activities on the biosphere, especially in the last millennia. The valuable resource is intended for a wide audience, including researchers and students in natural sciences. It offers the latest information on how studying the past can contribute to our understanding of present climate issues for a better future.

For the Hog Killing, 1979

For the Hog Killing, 1979

Author: Tanya Berry Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2020

The traditional neighborly work of killing a hog and preparing it as food for humans is either a fine art or a shameful mess. It requires knowledge, experience, skill, good sense, and sympathy, writes Wendell Berry in the essay portion of this book. In November 1979 as in years before, neighborly families gathered to do one of the ceremonious jobs of farm life: hog killing. Tanya Berry had been given a camera by New Farm magazine to photograph Kentucky farmers at work, and for two days at the farm of Owen and Loyce Flood in Henry County, she captured this culmination of a year's labor raising livestock. Here, in the resulting photographs, published for the first time, the American agrarian tradition is shown at its most harmonious, with strong men and women toiling with shared purpose towards a common wealth. Tanya Berry reveals intimate, expressive moments: the teams of young men hoisting animals by physical strength onto a gambrel and wagon for butchering, women grinding meat and mixing sausage and readying hams for preservation, and the solidarity of human beings coming together in reverence for the food they would eat, the lives and bodies which would be taken, and those which would be strengthened.

Carryover in Feed and Transfer from Feed to Food of Unavoidable and Unintended Residues of Approved Veterinary Drugs Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting - 8-10 January 2019, FAO Headquarters, R

Carryover in Feed and Transfer from Feed to Food of Unavoidable and Unintended Residues of Approved Veterinary Drugs Report of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting - 8-10 January 2019, FAO Headquarters, R

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

This report reviews the causes of veterinary drug carryover in animal feed and the transfer from feed to food, as well as known risks to human health and international trade, and suggests appropriate risk management strategies. The report is the result of an FAO/WHO Expert Meeting organized at the request of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods. Carryover of veterinary drugs in feed can occur during feed processing, handling, transportation and delivery, as well as when feeding animals on-farm. It can cause adverse health effects both in animals and/or in humans consuming food originating from these animals. The publication recommends increasing awareness by providing easily accessible information about possible implications for carryover from the use of authorized veterinary drugs, notably as part of a structured training programme for all competent authorities, professionals and workers. It also calls for monitoring and control of raw feed ingredients that could be implicated in the transfer of veterinary drugs from feed to food.

Water Use in Livestock Production Systems and Supply Chains Guidelines for Assessment Version 1

Water Use in Livestock Production Systems and Supply Chains Guidelines for Assessment Version 1

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

These guidelines seek to develop a consensual, harmonized, science-based approach to the use of water in livestock production, including the assessment of water flows. Given growing competition between users, sectors and uses, it is vital to understand the distribution of, and demands for, fresh water in livestock production. Water usage for this sector should be considered an integral part of agricultural water resource management, taking into account the type of production system (e.g. grassland-based, mixed crop-livestock or landless) and scale (intensive or extensive), livestock species and breeds, and social and cultural aspects of livestock farming in different countries. The guidelines propose scientific, yet practical, approaches that build on existing or developing methodologies. They also help identify areas where ambiguity or differences exist concerning the methodological framework. The publication is a product of the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance Partnership, a multi-stakeholder initiative whose goal is to improve the environmental sustainability of livestock supply chains through better methods, metrics and data. It is expected to benefit organizations, governments, consumers, farmers, companies, investors and other interested parties worldwide by providing transparency, consistency, reproducibility and credibility for assessing and reporting the water demand for livestock products.