Chapters

Page

Title page, front, contents

 

1. Forage and livestock system: overview and concepts

1

2. The forage base: climate, soils and pastures

7

3. Animal nutrition: production and reproduction

27

4. Feed improvement and management

41

5.Animal improvement management and production

59

6. Business management and economics

79

7. Beef industry: constraints and opportunities

95

8. Dairy industry: constraints and opportunities

107

9. Wool industry: constraints and opportunities

113

Appendices

Problem weeds
Guide to choosing pasture and forage crop species
Breed rankings in a temperate climate
Heritability for some characteristics in beef cattle
Crossbreeding systems
Feed requirements of weaners during the dry season
Beef market specifications
Effect of grain and protein supplement on liveweight of dairy calves
Further reading

117