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Abstract

In the agriculture of the western areas of the European Community grassland is often the most appropriate crop and when milk production is adequate this grassland should be converted into beef or sheep products. This book contains the text of 22 papers and posters presented at the seminar together with a summary of the final discussion. The papers described the background to beef production in several European countries and outlined methods of production for beef animals fed mainly on grass both for cattle derived from dairy herds and from single suckler herds. Particular attention was paid to the additional contribution possible from bull beef production and to methods of relating animal production to predicted herbage production. The objectives in breeding for beef production were considered and it was concluded that performance tests on beef bulls should be designed so that they corresponded closely with the conditions under which commercial beef cattle would be produced. Experimental methods applicable to the conduct of beef experiments on grassland were also considered. The summary includes suggestions for further investigational or development work.

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Authors: HOLMES W WYE COLLEGE, ASHFORD, KENT (UK), WYE COLLEGE, ASHFORD, KENT (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: 195 P., 1984, ISBN 0-89838-650-0 WRITE TO KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DISTRIBUTION CENTRE, P O BOX 322, 3300 AH DORDRECHT (THE NETHERLANDS) PRICE HFL. 100 (EUR 8814 E).
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