Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Cattle
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About this book
The practice of organic cattle farming has continued to increase in recent years, backed by consumer demand, organisations and governments. Beginning with an overview of the aims and principles behind organic cattle production this book presents comprehensive information about how to feed cattle so that the milk and meat produced meet organic standards. Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Cattle provides a comprehensive summary of ruminant digestive processes and nutrition. The author, past-President of the World Association for Animal Production, utilises years of animal nutrition experience to describe the effects of feeding programmes using approved organic ingredients on cattle productivity, health and welfare. The book also provides up-to-date information on consumer aspects of organic meat and milk, and on production of greenhouse gases by cattle raised organically. Completing a trilogy of books specifically designed to address the feeding of organic farm animals, this text will be of particular interest to producers, researchers, lecturers, regulatory agencies, feed manufacturers, food producers and veterinarians.
Food animal nutritionists and veterinarians. Also researchers, academics, organic producers, academic libraries and feed companies
Chapter 1 - Introduction and Background
Chapter 2 - Aims and Principles of Organic Cattle Production
Chapter 3 - Elements of Cattle Nutrition
Chapter 4 - Approved Ingredients for Organic Diets
Chapter 5 - Choosing the Right Breed and Strain
Chapter 6 - Organic Feeding Systems
Chapter 7 - Conclusions and Recommendations for the Future
About the Author
Blair Professor Robert Blair is a recognized expert in animal nutrition and feeding, having served as a Principal Scientific Officer with the UK Agricultural Research Council; Director of Nutrition with Swift Canadian Company; Professor of Animal Science and Director, Prairie Swine Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; and Professor and Head (later Professor Emeritus), Department of Animal Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Professor Blair is a Past-President and Board Member of the World Association for Animal Production, Rome, Italy; Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada; and a former Editor-in-Chief , Animal Feed Science and Technology, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently he serves as a member of the International Expert Panel, International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems, Tjele, Denmark and as a member of the Expert Database, EFSA (European Food Safety Authority), Parma, Italy.
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