Beef Production and Management Decisions

Beef Production and Management Decisions

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For Animal Science courses in Beef Production and Management, Cow-Calf Management, Seedstock Management, and Stocker Cattle and Feedyard Management.The most comprehensive beef cattle text available, Beef Production and Management Decisions is written to allow students to understand the structural, regional, economic, and management changes and issues confronting the beef industry. This text serves three primary purposes: 1) to identify the significant biological principles that contribute to profitability and sustainability of the production of beef cattle; 2) to systematically integrate the biological and economic principles required to make effective management decisions; and 3) to enhance understanding, communication, and cooperation among all segments of the beef industry.
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  • Hardback | 747 pages
  • 207.3 x 260.1 x 33.8mm | 1,592.13g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • glossary, index
  • 0130888796
  • 9780130888792

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. 19. Managing Information Resources. 20. The Beef Industry's Past and Future. Glossary. Appendices. Index.
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About Thomas G. Field

Dr. Taylor was raised on a beef cattle ranch in southern Idaho. He was involved in managing this seedstock, commercial cow-calf and backgrounding operation. He also managed Colorado State University's seedstock herd that is used in teaching, research, and extension activities. Dr. Taylor received his BS and MS degrees at Utah State University and a PhD from Oklahoma State University. He taught courses in beef production and a graduate-level course in beef cattle management decisions. His research focused on beef cattle management systems. His consulting activities in the U.S. and foreign countries involved all phases of the beef production system. Dr. Taylor received teaching awards from Iowa State University and Colorado State University, in addition to several regional and national teaching awards. He also received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society of Animal Science recognizing his ability to organize and present materials to students. Many of his concepts for effective teaching are included in this book. Dr. Field was raised on a Colorado cow-calf and seedstock enterprise. He was involved in the management of the family business after completing his BS degree. He received his BS, MS and PhD from Colorado State University. Dr. Field teaches courses in introductory animal science, beef production, management decisions, and family ranching. He serves as the director of the Beef Industry Leadership Program and conducts beef cattle management research. He works with beef cattle producers and organizations in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Field has received teaching awards from USDA, NACTA, ASAS, and Colorado State University.
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