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A fundamental source of information in agricultural education, this book is extremely reader-friendly and organized into specific, short topics within broad general sections. Its coverage encompasses the skills needed to be competitive in today’s 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. A nine-part organization covers the dairy industry, genetic improvement, dairy nutrition, dairy feeds, reproductive physiology, lactation physiology, dairy health and disease, dairy cow comfort, and integrating disciplines: dairy management systems. For individuals interested in the agricultural field.

Table of Contents

I. THE DAIRY INDUSTRY.

  1. History of Dairying.

  2. Breeds of Dairy Cattle.

  3. Dairy Industry Overview.

  4. Dairy Product Processing.

  5. Milk Marketing and Pricing.

  6. Employee Management.

II. CONCEPTS IN GENETIC IMPROVEMENT.

  7. Dairy Records and Programs.

  8. Fundamentals of Dairy Genetics.

  9. Selecting Herd Sires.

10. Herd Strategies for Genetic Improvement.

III. CONCEPTS IN DAIRY NUTRITION.

11. The Ruminant Digestive System.

12. Fundamentals of Dairy Nutrition.

13. Protein and Energy Requirements.

14. Requirements for Minerals, Vitamins, and Water.

15. Ration Formulation Strategies and Feeding Systems.

IV. CONCEPTS IN DAIRY FEEDS.

16. Fundamentals of Hay Quality.

17. Haymaking Systems and Marketing Hay.

18. Grazing Systems and Pasture Management.

19. Ensiled Feeds.

20. Silage Quality.

21. Silage Storage Systems.

22. Feed Sources for Concentrates.

23. Industry By-Products and Feed Additives.

V. CONCEPTS IN REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY.

24. Fundamentals of Female Reproduction.

25. Reproductive Physiology and Management of the Bull.

26. Heat Detection and Estrus Synchronization.

27. Assisted Reproductive Technologies.

28. Pregnancy and Parturition.

VI. CONCEPTS IN LACTATION PHYSIOLOGY.

29. Anatomy and Physiology of the Mammary Gland.

30. Lactogenesis.

31. Milk Letdown Reflex.

32. Milking Procedures and Process.

33. Milk Quality.

VII. CONCEPTS IN DAIRY HEALTH AND DISEASE.

34. Fundamentals of Biosecurity.

35. Major Infectious Diseases.

36. Infections of the Mammary Gland.

37. Health and Care of the Hoof.

38. External Parasites.

VIII. CONCEPTS IN DAIRY COW COMFORT.

39. Fundamentals of Dairy Cattle Welfare and Behavior.

40. Housing Issues for Dairy Cattle.

41. Assessing Cow Comfort.

42. Manure Management Practices.

XI. INTEGRATING DISCIPLINES: DAIRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.

43. Managing Pre-Weaned Calves.

44. Managing Replacement Heifers.

45. Managing Dry and Transition Cows.

46. Managing Metabolic Disorders.

47. Managing Lactating Cows.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131134126
Author:
Tyler, Howard D.
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Author:
Ensminger, M. E.
Author:
M. E. Ensminger Deceased
Author:
Iowa State, Animal Science
Author:
Iowa State, Ani Sci
Author:
Animal Science Iowa State
Author:
Tyler, Howard
Author:
Ensminger, M. E., Deceased
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Dairy cattle
Subject:
Dairy farming
Copyright:
Edition Number:
4
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
10.5 x 8.2 x 1 in 962 gr

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