Beef Production Management And Decisions

Paperback | September 15, 2006

byThomas G. Field, Frank E. Hagan

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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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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, s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:682 pages, 9.9 × 8 × 1.7 inPublished:September 15, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131198386

ISBN - 13:9780131198388

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Table of Contents

1.      An Overview of the U.S. Beef Industry

2.      Retail Beef Products and Consumers

3.      Management Systems: Integrated and Holistic Resource Management

4.      Management Decisions for Seedstock Breeders

5.      Commercial Cow-Calf Management Decisions

6.      Yearling-Stocker Management Decisions

7.      Feedlot Management Decisions

8.      Concentration, Integration, and Alliances in the Beef Industry

9.      The Marketing System

10.  The Global Beef Industry

11.  Reproduction

12.  Genetics and Breeding

13.  Cattle Breeds

14.  Nutrition

15.  Managing Forage Resources

16.  Herd Health

17.  Growth, Development, and Beef Cattle Type

18.  Cattle Behavior, Facilities, and Equipment