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Beef Production Management and Decisions

By: Thomas G Field (Author), Frank Hagan (Author)

682 pages, illustrations

Prentice Hall Macmillan

Paperback | Sep 2006 | Edition: 5 | #229038 | ISBN: 0131198386
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NHBS Price: £105.99 $135/€126 approx

About this book

Based on the most recent scientific, demographic and financial data available, Beef Production and Management Decisions, Fifth Edition examines the biological, ecological, financial, and marketing issues impacting the beef industry today. Harnessing the authors' industry and academic experience, the text explores the demographics, structure, challenges and segments of the industry from a balanced point of view. A must for any professional library, Beef Production Management and Decisionsback edition includes concepts of beef quality assurance and devotes chapters to the management of information, the traditions of the business and the future of the industry.


Contents

1. An Overview of the U.S. Beef Industry
2. Retail Beef Products and Consumers
3. Management Systems: Integrated and Holistic Resource Management
4. Management Decisions for Seedstock Breeders
5. Commercial Cow-Calf Management Decisions
6. Yearling-Stocker Management Decisions
7. Feedlot Management Decisions
8. Concentration, Integration, and Alliances in the Beef Industry
9. The Marketing System
10. The Global Beef Industry
11. Reproduction
12. Genetics and Breeding
13. Cattle Breeds
14. Nutrition
15. Managing Forage Resources
16. Herd Health
17. Growth, Development, and Beef Cattle Type
18. Cattle Behavior, Facilities, and Equipment


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