UniMelb

Semester 1, 2018


Complete Livestock System Notes

88 pages

16,000 words

$39.00

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Description

Comprehensive Notes Summarising Lecture Material with Personal Reading

Covers Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Pigs and Poultry

Contents:
Dairy
2018 Dairy Industry
Australian Dairy Regions
Economic Aspects
The SE Australian Dairy Production System
Breed Production
Calving Systems
Cow’s Annual Lactation Cycle
Feeding Systems Used on Australian Dairy Farms
Transition Cow Management
Key Principles and Requirements of the Seasonal Production System
Mastitis
Dairy Cow Nutrition- Protein
Dairy Cow Nutrition- ME
Dairy Cow Nutrition- Fibre
Ration Formulation
Key Indicators of Performance in Pasture-Based Dairy Systems
Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairy Production in 2018
Research Trends: Precision Dairy Farming
Research Trends: Individual Feeding Systems
Research Trends: Australian Profit Ranking Index (APR)
Research Trends: Increasing Nutrient Use Efficiency
Research Trends: Environmental Impacts
Research Trends: Pasture Utilisation

Beef
Size and Value of the Australian Beef Industry
Common Cattle Breeds
Northern Beef Industry
Beef Supply Chain
Australian Beef Production Systems
Feedlots
Link Between Finishing Weights and Nutrition
Productivity in the Southern Industry
Productivity in the Northern Industry
Environmental Impact of Beef Industry
National Livestock Identification System (NLIS)
Research, Development and Extension
MSA Standards

Sheep
Australian Industry
Wool Production
Major Sheep Breeds In Australia
Merino Strains
Main Factors Which Affect Sheep System Profits
Stocking Rate
Production Targets
Key Management Decisions
Reproduction
Time of Lambing
Joining
Condition Score and Ewe Performance
Split Lambing
Accelerated Lambing
Meat Production
Factors Affecting Carcass Composition
Wool Characteristics
Factors Which Influence Wool Quality
Wool Follicle Development

Research, Development and Extension in Pasture Enterprises
Precision Farming
Walk-Over-Weighing
Pedigree MatchMaker
Automated Drafting
RFID/EID
Managing the Whole Flock Vs Individual Animal Management
Virtual Fencing
Taggle System
Remote Autonomous Animal Behaviour Monitoring

Poultry
Breeder Management
Chicken Ovary
Formation of the Egg
Egg Structures
Breeder Production Timeline
Chick Placement
Brooding
Body Development
Rearing Period
Target Weights
Feeding
Flock Performance Measures
Chicken Meat Production
Broiler Breeder Production
Hatchery
Broiler Performance
Feeding
Broiler Growth
Water and Feed Distribution
Environmental Management
Litter
Ventilation
Broiler Housing Systems
Barn Systems
Free Range Systems
Broiler Welfare
Catch Out
Farm Cleanout
Costs of Production

Swine
Origin
Digestion
History of Pig Production Systems
Intensification of Pig Farming
Common Australian Production Systems
Production Lifecycle of The Pig
Farrowing Shed
The Weaner Shed
Grower/Finisher Shed
Sow Shed
Reproductive Life of the Female Pig
Pig Myths
Australian Pork Industry
Australian Pig Research
Pork Consumption Internationally
World Pork Production
Future Prospects for the International Pig Industry
Consumers and Pork Consumption
Sustainability
Large Vs Small Piggeries
Threats to the Pork Industry
Consumer Views
Future Opportunities for the Pig Industry

Author

Emily

Campus

UniMelb, Parkville

Member since

February 2016