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Beef Cattle Production and Trade

David Cottle Lewis Kahn

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CSIRO Publishing
01 May 2020
Covers all aspects of the beef industry from paddock to plate.

Beef Cattle Production and Trade covers all aspects of the beef industry from paddock to plate. It is an international text with an emphasis on Australian beef production, written by experts in the field. The book begins with an overview of the historical evolution of world beef consumption and introductory chapters on carcass and meat quality, market preparation and world beef production. North America, Brazil, China, South-East Asia and Japan are discussed in separate chapters, followed by Australian beef production, including feed lotting and live export.

The remaining chapters summarise R&D, emphasising the Australian experience, and look at different production systems and aspects of animal husbandry such as health, reproduction, grazing, feeding and finishing, genetics and breeding, production efficiency, environmental management and business management. The final chapter examines various case studies in northern and southern Australia, covering feed demand and supply, supplements, pasture management, heifer and weaner management, and management of internal and external parasites.
Edited by:   David Cottle, Lewis Kahn
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 275mm,  Width: 210mm, 
Weight:   1.944kg
ISBN:   9781486313891
ISBN 10:   1486313892
Pages:   584
Publication Date:   01 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Cottle has worked in tertiary education at Charles Sturt University, Lincoln University, New Zealand, and the University of New South Wales. He was a Division Manager at the Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand from 1998 to 2003. He returned to Australia in 2003 to take up the Chair of Sheep and Wool Science at the University of New England and was the Education Program Leader in the Sheep CRC until 2007, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning from 2006 to 2008 and Deputy Chair of Academic Board from 2008 to 2010. His research interests include feed use efficiency in grazing sheep and cattle. He is working with Proway Livestock and Sapien Technology to develop multi-bin feed systems that control and record individual animal supplement intakes and can be used to estimate pasture intake. Lewis Kahn is a partner in Agricultural Information and Monitoring Services which provides independent consulting services to improve the productivity of the livestock industry and the natural resource condition of grazing lands. Lewis thinks in terms of agricultural systems with a focus on grazing and pasture management, livestock nutrition and health and industry strategic planning. He is also an Associate Professor in Animal Science, University of New England investigating issues to improve the health, reproductive success and grazing management of sheep and beef cattle.

Reviews for Beef Cattle Production and Trade

It is essential reading for someone with beef cattle or those interested in starting a beef enterprise. --Grass Roots, June/July 2014


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