Beef Production and Management Decisions

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Based on the most recent scientific, demographic and financial data available, "Beef Production and Management Decisions, Fifth Edition" examines the biological, ecological, financial, and marketing issues impacting the beef industry today. Harnessing the authors' industry and academic experience, the book explores the demographics, structure, challenges and segments of the industry from a balanced point of view. A must for any professional library, this paperback edition includes concepts of beef quality assurance and devotes chapters to the management of information, the traditions of the business and the future of the industry. Systems philosophy that looks at the biological, ecological, financial and marketing issues impacting the industry. Discusses each segment of the production and processing chain from a management/decision-making perspective. Identifies the significant biological and economic principles that contribute to the profitable and sustainable production of beef cattle. Written by a leading researcher and consultant in the field. This book provides a well of resource and reference material intended for the industry professionals and affiliated professional managers with a detailed evaluation of the demographics, structure, challenges, and segments of the beef industry.

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The text examines the primary biological principles that contribute to raising productive beef cattle end discusses the biological and economic principles that serve as the foundation for effective management decisions. The text's integrated approach to the various sectors of the beef industry gives students a more unified perspective. The second edition continues to examine management issues in great depth. Chapters are devoted to topics such as commercial cow-calf management decisions, yearling-stocker management decisions, feedlot management, and retail beef products and consumers.

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This management-systems oriented book is an excellent source of information for college students, beef producers, leaders in the beef industry, and anyone interested in beef cattle. It has three objectives: (1) to identify the primary biological principles that contribute to raising productive beef cattle; (2) to integrate these principles with the economic considerations involved in producing profitable, highly preferred consumer products; and (3) to enhance understanding and communication between all segments of the beef industry. The Third Edition strengthens its emphasis on management and management decisions based on sound biological and economic principles that meet specifications for beef production and improve profitability.

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