Beef Production from Grassland

Beef Production from Grassland

Author: John Michael Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924003021502

Category: Animal nutrition

Page: 118

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Categories: Animal nutrition

Beef Care Practices

Beef Care Practices

A thorough introduction to the issues and decisions facing a beef cattle producer in California.

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Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 9781601074775

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Grassland Ecophysiology and Grazing Ecology

Grassland Ecophysiology and Grazing Ecology

Hodgson , J. , Clark , D.A. and Mitchell , R.J. ( 1994 ) Foraging behaviour in
grazing animals and its impact on plant communities . In : Fahey , C.G. ( ed . ) ,
Forage Quality ... Marsh , R. ( 1976 ) Systems of grazing management for beef
cattle ...

Author: Gilles Lemaire

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851999409

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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This text presents edited key papers from the International Symposium on Grassland Ecophyisiology and Grazing Ecology held in Curitiba, Brazil in August 1999. It considers how plants within grasslands respond to and are adapted to grazing animals.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

XX International Grassland Conference Offered papers

XX International Grassland Conference  Offered papers

grasslands. through. certified. organic. beef. production. G.A. Ferreira, O.
Pittaluga, C. Mas, S. Revello and R. Tellería Instituto ... These present an
opportunity for adding value to grazing production systems and to reinforce
relationships among ...

Author: F.P. O'Mara

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Publishers

ISBN: 9789086865529

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 976

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This book contains a compilation of offered papers presented at the main congress of the XX International Grassland Congress held in University College Dublin, Ireland from 26 June to 1 July, 2005. It is complemented by six other books arising from the XX IGC as listed on the back cover: the book of invited papers from the main congress and five books containing the proceedings of five satellite workshops held immediately after the main congress at locations in the UK and Ireland (Aberystwyth, Belfast, Cork, Glasgow and Oxford). The workshops were designed to facilitate more in-depth presentations and discussions on more specialised topics of worldwide significance. The main congress brought together scientists from many disciplines, policy makers, consultants and producers involved directly in grass production and utilisation, as well as people in associated industries. They discussed issues around the theme of the congress, Grasslands : a Global Resource. The congress programme was organised around three main thematic areas: Efficient Production from Grassland Grassland and the Environment Delivering the Benefits from Grassland
Categories: Technology & Engineering

A Case Study of the Economics of Criollo Cattle Production in the Deserts of Southern New Mexico

A Case Study of the Economics of Criollo Cattle Production in the Deserts of Southern New Mexico

One of the desirable characteristics of Raramuri Criollo (RC) cattle is their unique foraging behavior and their willingness to travel long distances from water.

Author: Joy C. Enyinnaya

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:962415662

Category:

Page: 126

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One of the desirable characteristics of Raramuri Criollo (RC) cattle is their unique foraging behavior and their willingness to travel long distances from water. As a result, they have the potential for improving livestock grazing distribution and decreasing grazing pressure on over-used areas. Using data from a herd of Criollo cattle maintained on the Jornada Experimental Range since 2005, the economics of producing Criollo cattle in the deserts of New Mexico was explored and compared to production with English breeds typically found on New Mexico desert ranches. The economics of direct marketing of Criollo cattle at farmer's markets and other Arizona outlets by the 47 Ranch near Bisbee, AZ was also evaluated as a case study. Research indicates that the expanded grazing distribution of RC cattle could increase forage harvest by as much as 50% in large, expansive and poorly watered pastures. RC cattle were found to yield equivalent net returns to Angus Hereford cross (A x H) cattle if this 50% forage harvest increase was realized. RC cattle are being successfully marketed in the Southwest grass-fed meat market by the 47 Ranch and others with positive consumer acceptance of meat quality and flavor. The processing, slaughter and marketing effort is substantial, costing about $2,300/head. However, sale prices are increased about 2-3 times above conventional grocery store retail prices, yielding a net return of over $650/head for the direct marketing efforts. Because of the heavier weights and established markets, higher beef prices were found to favor A x H production. Another limiting factor for the profitability of Criollo production was the extended 24 to 36-month period that Criollo sale animals remain on rangeland as compared to 7 months for A x H cattle. Limitations on the infrastructure for processing and slaughter, plus the lack of a structured market constrict the potential size of the market for Criollo cattle. Sale of Criollo cattle depends on the health conscious and environmentally concerned consumer willing to pay a premium price for grass-fed beef that is supposedly healthy, nutritious, and raised with an ecosystem friendly production system. The potential size of the market is considered to be relatively small but growing. Expanded slaughter and processing facilities are needed for expansion of the grass-fed industry. Expanded direct sale efforts in potentially new markets is also needed.
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Grassfed to Finish

Grassfed to Finish

Grassfed to Finish is the first book to address all the factors necessary for a quality grassfed product.

Author: Allan Nation

Publisher:

ISBN: 0972159711

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 299

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Grassfed to Finish is the first book to address all the factors necessary for a quality grassfed product. It lays a foundation of facts from Nation's world travels, debunking the myths and misconceptions about grass-finished beef and showing that grain is totally unnecessary for a gourmet "killer" product, and actually lowers overall quality as well as nutritional character. Nation tells how meeting grazing specialist and researcher Dr. Anibal Pordomingo in Argentina aided his understanding of the key components of an all-grass system. Nation includes Pordomingo's production tips and innovative Forage Chain of grasses and legumes. Chapters detail what researchers have learned about grassfed's health benefits; how to get started with heifers and why; how to turn cull cows into gourmet products; how to integrate summer and winter annuals into a perennial-based pasture system; how to come up with a year-around supply of beef while only over-wintering cattle once; how different grasses can flavor meat; how to recognize a ready-to-harvest grass-finished beeve; how production errors can create tough meat; what educated, health-conscious consumers want and how to serve them. The grass program explained here can be used equally well for replacement heifer development or mainstream stocker steers; however, the production and marketing foundation outlined here will serve you well if you decide to expand production and make grassfed beef your primary enterprise.
Categories: Business & Economics

Defending Beef

Defending Beef

In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for either the Earth or our own nutritional health.

Author: Nicolette Hahn Niman

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603585378

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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For decades it has been nearly universal dogma among environmentalists and health advocates that cattle and beef are public enemy number one. But is the matter really so clear cut? Hardly, argues environmental lawyer turned rancher Nicolette Hahn Niman in her new book, Defending Beef. The public has long been led to believe that livestock, especially cattle, erode soils, pollute air and water, damage riparian areas, and decimate wildlife populations. In Defending Beef, Hahn Niman argues that cattle are not inherently bad for either the Earth or our own nutritional health. In fact, properly managed livestock play an essential role in maintaining grassland ecosystems by functioning as surrogates for herds of wild ruminants that once covered the globe. Hahn Niman argues that dispersed, grass-fed, small-scale farms can and should become the basis for American food production, replacing the factory farms that harm animals and the environment. The author—a longtime vegetarian—goes on to dispel popular myths about how eating beef is bad for our bodies. She methodically evaluates health claims made against beef, demonstrating that such claims have proven false. She shows how foods from cattle—milk and meat, particularly when raised entirely on grass—are healthful, extremely nutritious, and an irreplaceable part of the world’s food system. Grounded in empirical scientific data and with living examples from around the world, Defending Beef builds a comprehensive argument that cattle can help to build carbon-sequestering soils to mitigate climate change, enhance biodiversity, help prevent desertification, and provide invaluable nutrition. Defending Beef is simultaneously a book about big ideas and the author’s own personal tale—she starts out as a skeptical vegetarian and eventually becomes an enthusiastic participant in environmentally sustainable ranching. While no single book can definitively answer the thorny question of how to feed the Earth’s growing population, Defending Beef makes the case that, whatever the world’s future food system looks like, cattle and beef can and must be part of the solution.
Categories: Social Science

Grazing behaviour and performance of beef cattle on grassland managed for biodiversity benefits

Grazing behaviour and performance of beef cattle on grassland managed for biodiversity benefits

However, the number of the main agriculturally important grazers (cattle and
sheep) declined during the last decade (EUROSTAT 1992-2002), possibly
leading to a lack of animals able to maintain such valuable grassland. To prevent
a further ...

Author: Klaus-Ulrich Röver

Publisher: Cuvillier Verlag

ISBN: 9783867270786

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Page: 95

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The Complete Guide to Grass Fed Cattle

The Complete Guide to Grass Fed Cattle

This book will guide you through the process of knowing exactly how to switch your methods to effectively raise your cattle on grass feed.

Author: Jacob M. Bennett

Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781601383808

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 133

Raising cattle in the 21st century can be a complicated process. Starting with the way you feed your cattle, you need to know exactly what is best both for your animals and the milk and meat they produce. With the public conscious slowly turning more toward organic food choices, there are numerous reasons why deciding to grass feed your animals can be not only an effective means of feeding your cattle, but also a way to make more money in the long run. This book will guide you through the process of knowing exactly how to switch your methods to effectively raise your cattle on grass feed. You will learn the essential basics of raising your cattle with natural feed and care sources, including how the farming shift in this millennium has changed how things are done. You will learn the various differences between raising cattle for milk and meat production and what you can expect from your cattle. You will learn how to improve your overall farm efficiency while ensuring natural feeding, and how to start analyzing your soil to better improve your livestock and their lifestyle. You will learn the basics of breeding, heredity, the environment you should raise your livestock, and what feed requirements your animals all require. Dozens of interviews have been conducted with top small farmers and cattle experts and their insight have been included here to help you learn how to properly house your cattle and rear their young. You will learn the basics of cattle health care and what you can expect from your livestock. Finally, you will learn some of the most common misconceptions about raising cattle and how you can overcome them. This book, for anyone seeking to raise cattle on grass, is ideal for getting a small farm started or renovating an existing farm. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.
Categories: Science

The Oxford Handbook of Food Water and Society

The Oxford Handbook of Food  Water and Society

Where there are multiple roles with different outputs from cattle, determining the
water needs to beef production are complex, ... The diet of the animals varies
from range grasslands during the initial stage of life followed by affordable ...

Author: John Anthony Allan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780190669799

Category: Agriculture and politics

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Society's greatest use of water is in food production; a fact that puts farmers centre stage in global environmental management. Current management of food value chains, however, is not well set up to enable farmers to undertake their dual role of feeding a growing population and stewarding natural resources. The book considers the interconnected issues of real water in the environment and "virtual water" in food value chains and investigates how society influences both fields. This perspective draws out considerable challenges for food security and for environmental stewardship in the context of ongoing global change. The book discusses these issues by region and with global overviews of selected commodities. Innovation relevant to the kind of change needed for the current food system to meet future challenges is reviewed in light of the findings of the regional and thematic analysis.
Categories: Agriculture and politics

Grass Fed Cattle

Grass Fed Cattle

Grain-Fed Beef Grain feeding represents the status quo for most beef production
in North America, though it did not become the mainstream of the beef industry
until the early 1900s, when the tallow industry became important. At that time, the
 ...

Author: Julius Ruechel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603425872

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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Successfully raise grass-fed cattle and enjoy the benefits of great-tasting beef and a financially stable enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Julius Ruechel covers every aspect of raising healthy and thriving grass-fed cattle, offering advice on herd selection, pasture management, medical care, necessary equipment, winter grazing, slaughtering procedures, and more. With tips on creating a viable business plan and identifying niche markets for your beef, Ruechel provides everything you need to know to develop a profitable and environmentally sustainable grass-fed cattle operation.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Proceedings of the General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation

Proceedings of the     General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation

BEEF PRODUCTION AND GRASSLAND by Dr. H. K. BAKER Beef Recording
Association Reading , Great Britain SUMMARY . - The aim of this lecture is to
deal with the development of intensive systems of beef profuction using calves
from ...

Author: European Grassland Federation. General Meeting

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89043216951

Category: Grassland conservation

Page:

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Categories: Grassland conservation

Proceedings

Proceedings

Author: Brian Gilsenan

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052397761

Category: Animal nutrition

Page: 168

View: 589

Categories: Animal nutrition

Physiological and Pharmacological Aspects of the Reticulo Rumen

Physiological and Pharmacological Aspects of the Reticulo Rumen

Control of Reproduction in the Cow, edited by J.M. Sreenan Patterns of Growth
and Development in Cattle, edited by H. de ... R.M. Gaskell and H.-J. Rziha
Grassland Beef Production, edited by W. Holmes Recent Advances in Virus
Diagnosis, ...

Author: L.A.A. Ooms

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400933194

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The success of a scientific workshop depends on a delicate blend of many types of ingredients. Most important is to select a provocative topic which is at the forefront of a current investigative study. Coupled together with a relatively small but distinguished group of active research scientists known for their continued record of contributing significant findings, one has the firm foundation for an exciting and rewarding investment of time and effort. This was the setting for the first workshop organized by the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology. Ruminants have been domesticated for many centuries and have served mankind as a source of dairy products, meat, wool and power. The ruminant stomach has long been - and still is - a major concern for physiologists, pathologists, clinicians and pharmacologists. This workshop was organized and convened in an attempt to strengthen the basic science of the ruminant stomach, as it applies to an economically important group of mammals. To achieve this, various topics were covered by specialists which ensured presentation of new data, followed by discussions. In this book, reviews are presented on the different topics: motility (control and regulation, neurotransmitters and endogenous substances involved); flow of digesta (comparative aspects, role of content and metabolites); food intake; rumen metabolism (chemical manipulation, metabolism of xenobiotics and drugs); pharmacology of forestomach motility and, the reticulo-rumen as a pharmacokinetic compartment.
Categories: Medical

Biology of Stress in Farm Animals An Integrative Approach

Biology of Stress in Farm Animals  An Integrative Approach

Control of Reproduction in the Cow, edited by J.M. Sreenan Patterns of Growth
and Development in Cattle, edited by H. de ... Infections in Veterinary Medicine,
edited by G. Wittmann, R.M. Gaskell and H.-J. Rziha Grassland Beef Production,
 ...

Author: P.R. Wiepkema

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400933392

Category: Medical

Page: 198

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This book contains the contributions to a workshop on stress in farm animals held on April 17-18,1986 at the Pietersberg Con ference Centre Oosterbeek. The workshop was financed by the Commis sion of the European Communities from its budget for the coordina tion of Community Agricultural Research and the Agricultural Uni versity of Wageningen (The Netherlands). Its aim was to bring together experts from different disciplines all having in common that in one way or another they were involved in stress research. Such a multidisciplinary encounter should not only provide an interesting description of present day knowledge on stress, but also promote a more integrated view on stress phenomena as they occur in higher vertebrates. In the course of this workshop the following fields of research were related to stress: endocrinology, immunology, pathology, neurobiology, ethology and theoretical bio logy. Each of these relationships was introduce& by one speaker presenting a concise state of the art. The same relationship was elaborated by a second speaker implementing the available knowledge as far as possible to the farm animal situation. Therefore in this book each discipline is represented by a duo and introduced by some integrating remarks.
Categories: Medical

Acute Virus Infections of Poultry

Acute Virus Infections of Poultry

Control of Reproduction in the Cow, edited by J.M. Sreenan Patterns of Growth
and Development in Cattle, edited by H. de ... R.M. Gaskell and H.-J. Rziha
Grassland Beef Production, edited by W. Holmes Recent Advances in Virus
Diagnosis, ...

Author: J.B. McFerran

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400942875

Category: Medical

Page: 256

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This book is based on the proceedings of a seminar on acute viral in fections of poultry, which was held in Brussels on 13-14 June 1985. The aim of the seminar, which was sponsored by the CEC, was to gather infor mation on those infections of immediate or increasing importance. It is hoped that dissemination of this information will make it easier to har monize diagnostic and control measures throughout the member states of the EEC. Several points emerge from recent outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza. In view of the apparent change in pathogenicity of the virus involved in the outbreak in the USA, infections of domestic poultry, particularly with H5 and H7 sub-types, should be regarded as a potential threat, even if the viruses involved are of low pathogenicity. The reasons for the amount of lateral spread which occurred in the USA outbreak are still not clear, and it can not be assumed that future outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza will tend to be self-limiting, as in the past. The importance of denying access of wild birds, particularly water fowl, to domestic poultry needs to be re-emphasised. Lastly, there appears to be increasing support for a combination of slaughter and ring vaccination to control future outbreaks of spreading avian influenza.
Categories: Medical