Principles of Cattle ProductionCSIRO PublishingModular Texts
By C Phillips, Foundation Chair of Animal Welfare, University of Queensland, Australia
This introductory level textbook covers the welfare and environmental implications of producing cattle as well as traditional subjects such as nutrition, reproduction and housing. Its broad, international coverage includes feedlot systems, transport, subsistence farming systems and the contribution of cattle production systems to land, air and water pollution. It is an invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as diploma and certificate courses and industry personnel.
An invaluable resource for undergraduate students of animal science, veterinary medicine and agriculture, as well as HND and foundation courses and industry personnel.
1 The Development of the World's Cattle Production Systems2 Cattle Production and the Environment3 Cattle Growth and Rearing Systems4 Breeding and Reproduction5 Welfare, Health and Diseases6 Housing, Handling and the Environment for Cattle7 Nutrient Requirements and Metabolic Diseases8 Feeding Methods9 Grazing Management and Systems10 The Future Role and Practice of Cattle Farming
Phillips studied agriculture at undergraduate level and obtained a PhD in dairy cattle nutrition and behaviour from the University of Glasgow in 1983. He then lectured in farm animal production and medicine at the Universities of Wales and Cambridge, conducting research into cattle and sheep welfare. In 2003 he became the inaugural holder of Australia's Chair in Animal Welfare, at the University of Queensland, and established the Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics. He is involved in the development and implementation of State and Federal government welfare policies and has published over 150 articles on animal welfare and management in scientific journals and 8 books, as well as editing a book series for Springer on the welfare of animals. His most recent book, 'the Welfare of Animals: the Silent Majority', was published in 2008 and contains a challenging perspective on animal welfare issues in the world today.
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