Beef Production and Management Decisions / Edition 4

Beef Production and Management Decisions / Edition 4

by Thomas G. Field, Thomas G. Field, Robert W. Taylor
     
 

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 book explores the demographics, structure, challenges and segments… See more details below

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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 book explores the demographics, structure, challenges and segments of the industry from a balanced point of view. A must for any professional library, this paperback 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. Systems philosophy that looks at the biological, ecological, financial and marketing issues impacting the industry. Discusses each segment of the production and processing chain from a management/decision-making perspective. Identifies the significant biological and economic principles that contribute to the profitable and sustainable production of beef cattle. Written by a leading researcher and consultant in the field. This book provides a well of resource and reference material intended for the industry professionals and affiliated professional managers with a detailed evaluation of the demographics, structure, challenges, and segments of the beef industry.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130888792
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
03/29/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
747
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1An Overview of the U.S. Beef Industry1
Ch. 2Retail Beef Products and Consumers31
Ch. 3Management Systems: Integrated and Holistic Resource Management66
Ch. 4Management Decisions for Seedstock Breeders101
Ch. 5Commercial Cow-Calf Management Decisions129
Ch. 6Yearling-Stocker Management Decisions173
Ch. 7Feedlot Management Decisions192
Ch. 8Concentration, Integration, and Alliances in the Beef Industry218
Ch. 9The Marketing System238
Ch. 10The Global Beef Industry286
Ch. 11Reproduction316
Ch. 12Genetics and Breeding363
Ch. 13Cattle Breeds400
Ch. 14Nutrition437
Ch. 15Managing Forage Resources473
Ch. 16Herd Health525
Ch. 17Growth, Development, and Beef Cattle Type561
Ch. 18Cattle Behavior, Facilities, and Equipment594
Ch. 19Managing Information Resources622
Ch. 20The Beef Industry's Past and Future639
Glossary672
Appendix698
Index729

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