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Improving organic animal farming

Edited by Dr Mette Vaarst and Dr Stephen Roderick

This collection addresses recent research on challenges facing organic animal farming such as more targeted breeding, improved grazing and feed rations, better methods of health and disease management as well as ways of enhancing animal welfare.

About the Editors

Dr Vaarst is a Senior Researcher in the Department of Animal Science at Aarhus University, and in the International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS), Denmark. She has published widely on organic animal farming and coordinated a number of major European research projects in this area.
Dr Roderick manages research and development projects in organic and sustainable farming at Duchy College’s Rural Business School in the UK He has published widely in animal health and farm resource management.
Publication date: Q4 2018 Number of pages: 420
Hardback
£170.00

Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Alan Mathew

Pig meat is the most widely-consumed meat in the world. This volume addresses some of the key challenges facing pig farming such as the continuing threat from zoonoses, ways of maintaining and improving meat quality as well as making pig production more sustainable.

About the Editor

Dr Mathew is Professor and Head of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, USA. Professor Mathew was formerly Head of Animal Sciences at the University of Tennessee. He has published widely on pre-harvest food safety, specifically the effects of nutrition and animal management on the occurrence and antibiotic resistance of pathogens on the farm.
Publication date: 16 February 2018 Number of pages: 280
Hardback
£130.00

Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 3

Edited by Prof. Julian Wiseman

Maintaining animal health and high standards of animal welfare are seen as key to sustainable livestock production. This volume reviews the effective management of diseases affecting pigs as well as ways of defining and promoting animal welfare in pig production.

About the Editor

Dr Julian Wiseman is Professor of Animal Production at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published widely in the area of non-ruminant nutrition, presented papers at some of the leading international conferences in this area and has written or edited a number of books on animal nutrition. He is co-organiser of the annual Nottingham Feed Conference.
Publication date: 19 January 2018 Number of pages: 300
Hardback
£140.00

Achieving sustainable production of pig meat Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Julian Wiseman

Pig production faces many hurdles in meeting increasing global demand sustainably. This volume discusses advances in breeding to improve both productivity and quality. It also reviews key developments in improving animal nutrition.

About the Editor

Dr Julian Wiseman is Professor of Animal Production at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published widely in the area of non-ruminant nutrition, presented papers at some of the leading international conferences in this area and has written or edited a number of books on animal nutrition. He is co-organiser of the annual Nottingham Feed Conference.
Publication date: 09 October 2017 Number of pages: 340



£160.00
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Achieving sustainable production of sheep

Edited by Prof. J. P. C. Greyling

Sheep have long been a feature of farming. This collection reviews the latest research on issues such as meat quality, genetics and breeding. It also discusses animal nutrition, health and welfare as well as ways of improving the sustainability of sheep production.

About the Editor

Professor Johan Greyling is Head of the Department of Animal, Welfare and Grassland Science at the University of the Free State, South Africa. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Small Ruminant Research as well as Associate Editor of the South African Journal of Animal Science. He has published widely in the area of animal breeding and worked with major international organisations such as the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).
Publication date: 15 September 2017 Number of pages: 474



£230.00
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Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 3

Edited by Prof. John Webster

Animal health and welfare are of major importance in dairy farming. This collection looks at the key issues affecting dairy herd welfare as well as ways of optimising dairy cattle nutrition. It also reviews ways of detecting, preventing and managing diseases affecting dairy cattle.

About the Editor

Dr John Webster is Emeritus Professor in Animal Husbandry at the University of Bristol, UK. Amongst his many achievements, Professor Webster was recently awarded an honorary degree by the Royal Veterinary College for his research in animal science, as well as the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare. He established the Animal Welfare and Behaviour Group at the University of Bristol, one of the largest and most highly-regarded of its kind in the world, and was a founder member of the Farm Animal Welfare Council which pioneered the Five Freedoms for farm animals.
Publication date: 07 August 2017 Number of pages: 606



£240.00
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Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Michael E. Dikeman

Volume 2 reviews developments related to quality, starting with the way breeding and growth affect meat quality. The book then discusses cattle nutrition and management before concluding with an assessment of factors determining individual quality traits such as colour and flavour.

About the Editor

Dr Michael Dikeman is Emeritus Professor of Meat Science at Kansas State University, USA. He is a past President of the American Meat Science Association and of the Federation of American Societies of Food Animal Sciences (FASFAS – now FASS). His many honours include the American Society of Animal Science Fellow Award and induction into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution to meat science. He is joint Editor-in-Chief of the three-volume Encyclopaedia of Meat Science.
Publication date: 30 April 2017 Number of pages: 442



£190.00
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Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Todd Applegate

There have been significant advances in poultry breeding and nutrition. This books discusses key developments such as marker-assisted breeding and improvements in poultry feed such as the use of enzymes to optimise nutritional efficiency.

About the Editor

Professor Todd Applegate is Head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, USA. He was formerly Professor of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, USA. Professor Applegate is a former President of the Poultry Science Association (PSA). Amongst other honours, he is a recipient of the PSA’s Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science, American Feed Industry Association’s Poultry Nutrition Research Award, and the Mapleleaf Farms Duck Research Award.
Publication date: 31 July 2017 Number of pages: 342



£150.00
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Ensuring safety and quality in the production of beef Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Gary R. Acuff and Prof. James S. Dickson

Volume 1 looks at key research trends in ensuring safe beef production, both on the farm and during slaughter. These include current research on pathogens in beef, risk assessment and detection as well as food safety management.

About the Editors

Dr Gary Acuff is Professor of Food Microbiology and Director of the Center for Food Safety at Texas A&M University, USA and Fellow of the International Association for Food Protection and the American Academy of Microbiology.

Dr James Dickson is Professor in the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University, USA and Fellow of the International Association for Food Protection and the American Academy of Microbiology.
Publication date: 09 June 2017 Number of pages: 252



£130.00
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Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 2

Edited by Dr Nico van Belzen

Safety remains a key issue for the dairy industry. This book reviews current research on understanding and managing pathogens in dairy farms. It also discusses more recent concerns about the environmental impact of dairy farming and ways it can be made more sustainable, including in developing countries.

About the Editor

Dr Nico van Belzen is Director-General of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), Belgium. He has occupied senior roles in both industry and research organisations, both as Head of the Research and Analysis department at the ingredients division of Campina and as Executive Director of the European Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI).
Publication date: 06 June 2017 Number of pages: 432



£200.00
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Achieving sustainable production of eggs Volume 1

Edited by Prof. Juliet R. Roberts

This collection begins by looking at egg composition and chemistry. This provides a foundation for discussing pathogenic contamination of eggs and methods for its prevention, detection and control. The book concludes by assessing factors affecting egg appearance, shelf-life, nutritional value and other quality traits.

About the Editor

Dr Julie Roberts is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England, Australia. She is internationally-renowned for her research on egg production, particularly egg shell quality. She has been awarded the Australian Poultry Award for her outstanding contribution to poultry science.
Publication date: 21 March 2017 Number of pages: 430



£180.00
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Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 1

Edited by Prof. S. C. Ricke

Poultry production faces many challenges. This collection starts by reviewing safety, including detection, prevention and control of zoonoses in poultry flocks. It also discusses key aspects of quality such as meat flavour as well wider issues such as the environmental impact of poultry production.

About the Editor

Dr Steven Ricke is the Donald ‘Buddy’ Wray Chair in Food Safety and Director of the Center for Food Safety in the Institute of Food Science and Engineering at the University of Arkansas, USA. His awards include the University of Arkansas John White Outstanding Research Award, the Poultry Science Research Award and the American Egg Board Award, as well as being named an Arkansas Association for Food Protection Fellow, for his outstanding contributions to food safety research.
Publication date: 31 December 2016 Number of pages: 502



£220.00
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Achieving sustainable production of poultry meat Volume 3

Edited by Prof. Todd Applegate

Health and welfare are major issues in poultry production. This collection reviews our understanding of bacterial, viral and other diseases affecting poultry and their effective management. It also discusses ways of managing poultry flocks to optimise their welfare from hatching to slaughter.

About the Editor

Professor Todd Applegate is Head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Georgia, USA. He was formerly Professor of Animal Sciences at Purdue University, USA. Professor Applegate is a former President of the Poultry Science Association (PSA). Amongst other honours, he is a recipient of the PSA’s Evonik Degussa Award for Achievement in Poultry Science, American Feed Industry Association’s Poultry Nutrition Research Award, and the Mapleleaf Farms Duck Research Award.
Publication date: 31 August 2017 Number of pages: 350



£160.00
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Achieving sustainable production of eggs Volume 2

Edited by Prof. Juliet R. Roberts

Welfare and sustainability are now major issues in egg production. This book reviews nutrition and other aspects of husbandry affecting laying hens as well as the environmental impact of egg production and how it can be made more sustainable.

About the Editor

Dr Julie Roberts is Associate Professor in the School of Environmental and Rural Science at the University of New England, Australia. She is internationally-renowned for her research on egg production, particularly egg shell quality. She has been awarded the Australian Poultry Award for her outstanding contribution to poultry science.
Publication date: 28 February 2017 Number of pages: 234



£130.00
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Achieving sustainable production of milk Volume 1

Edited by Dr Nico van Belzen

This book provides a detailed review of current research on key components and quality traits of milk as well as ways of measuring milk quality. It then discusses genetic factors affecting these traits and how they can be used to improve breeding of dairy cows.

About the Editor

Dr Nico van Belzen is Director-General of the International Dairy Federation (IDF), Belgium. He has occupied senior roles in both industry and research organisations, both as Head of the Research and Analysis department at the ingredients division of Campina and as Executive Director of the European Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI).
Publication date: 31 March 2017 Number of pages: 360



£150.00
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