Dairy Cattle Science

ISBN-10: 0131134124

ISBN-13: 9780131134126

Edition: 4th 2006

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Description: A fundamental source of information in agricultural education, this text is extremely student-friendly and organized into specific, short topics within broad general sections. Its coverage encompasses the skills needed to be competitive in todays industry, and emphasizes the need for possessing a healthy balance between understanding the scientific principles of dairy science and the practical art of implementing those principles.

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Book details

List price: $162.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/13/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Preface
Addiional Resources
The Dairy Industry
History of the Dairy Industry
Breeds of Dairy Cattle
Dairy Industry Overview
Dairy Product Processing
Milk-Marketing and Pricing Systems
Employee Management
Concepts in Genetic Improvement
Dairy Records and Programs
Fundamentals of Dairy Genetics
Selecting Herd Sires
Herd Strategies for Genetic Improvement
Concepts in Dairy Nutrition
The Ruminant Digestive System
Fundamentals of Dairy Nutrition
Protein and Energy Requirements
Requirements for Minerals, Vitamins, and Water
Ration Formulation Strategies and Feeding Systems
Concepts In Dairy Feeds
Fundamentals of Hay Quality
Haymaking Systems and Marketing Hay
Grazing Systems and Pasture Management
Ensiled Feeds
Silage Quality
Silage Storage Systems
Feed Sources for Concentrates
Industry By-Products and Feed Additives
Concepts in Dairy Reproduction
Fundamentals of Female Reproduction
Reproductive Physiology and Management of the Bull
Heat Detection and Estrus Synchronization
Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Pregnancy and Parturition
Concepts In Lactation Physiology
Anatomy and Physiology of the Mammary Gland
Lactogenesis
Milk Letdown Reflex
Milking Procedures and Processes
Milk Quality
Concepts in Dairy Biosecurity
Dairy Farm Biosecurity
Infectious Diseases
Reproductive Diseases and Disorders
Infections of the Mammary Gland
Health and Care of the Hoof
External Parasites
Concepts In Dairy Cow Comfort
Fundamentals of Dairy Cow Behavior
Animal Welfare and Animal Stress
Dairy Cattle Facilities and Housing
Assessing Cow Comfort
Manure Management Practices
Integrating Disciplines-Dairy Management Systems
Managing Pre Weaned Calves
Managing Replacement Heifers
Managing Dry and Transition Cows
Managing Metabolic Disorders in Transition Cows
Managing Lactating Cows
Index
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