The decades of the 1970s and 1980s have seen beef cattle treated more as a business than as a way of life. Dramatically changing interest and inflation rates have put the beef cattle industry under severe financial stress. At the same time, scientific advances in nutrition, reproduction and breeding have greatly increased the potential efficiency of beef production. The advent of the microcomputer has given every cattle producer the ability to evaluate new technology in his operation. Increasingly, the cattlemen who are able to make profits from beef cattle enterprises are those who are able to merge new production technology with traditional management and flexible marketing programs. The eighth edition of Beef Cattle addresses these changes in the industry and has been largely revised, updated and expanded to incorporate more current information.
Partial table of contents:
The Commercial Cow-Calf Program.
Beef Cattle Selection and Crossbreeding.
Matching Cow Productivity and Resources.
The Purebred Program.
Pregnancy, Parturition, and Care of the Calf.
Principles of Feeding Beef Cattle.
Forage and Roughage Utilization.
Managing the Cow Herd for Reproduction.
Management of Nursing Calves.
Operation of the Stocker Program.
Receiving Programs for Stressed Stocker and Feeder Cattle.
The Cattle Finishing Program, History, Present Situation, and Future Trends.
The Importance of Age and Sex in Growing and Finishing.
The Importance of Feeder Grade to Growing and Finishing.
Nutrition and Management of Finishing Program.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 14th August 1986
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.05 x 19.45
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised