Cattle Welfare in Dairy and Beef Systems: A New Approach to Global Issues

MJ Haskell (Editor)

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This book provides a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the welfare of cattle. It starts with a consideration of animal welfare science and its application to the management of cattle and moves through to discussions of the challenges and opportunities for providing good welfare for cattle in farming and husbandry systems across the globe. The first section comprises three chapters that discuss the social, behavioural and physiological methods that can be used to assess welfare in cattle. The second section considers the welfare challenges of beef and dairy cattle in extensive and intensive systems. The third section details welfare challenges such as at slaughter, during handling and in the growing period and details solutions such as the use of sensors and application of animal breeding techniques. The final section addresses welfare challenges and solutions in achieving sustainability, in smallholder farms in Africa and new entrant dairying in Asia and cow shelters in India.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages466
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-21020-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-21019-8
Publication statusPrint publication - 16 Nov 2023

Publication series

NameAnimal Welfare
PublisherUniversities Federation for Animal Welfare
ISSN (Print)0962-7286


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