Beef Cattle Production and Trade

Author(s): David Cottle


Beef Cattle Production and Trade covers all aspects of the beef industry from paddock to plate. It is an international text with an emphasis on Australian beef production, written by experts in the field. The book begins with an overview of the historical evolution of world beef consumption and introductory chapters on carcass and meat quality, market preparation and world beef production. North America, Brazil, China, South-East Asia and Japan are discussed in separate chapters, followed by Australian beef production, including feed lotting and live export.


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David Cottle has worked in tertiary education at Charles Sturt University, Lincoln University, New Zealand, and the University of New South Wales. He was a Division Manager at the Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand from 1998 to 2003. He returned to Australia in 2003 to take up the Chair of Sheep and Wool Science at the University of New England and was the Education Program Leader in the Sheep CRC until 2007, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning from 2006 to 2008 and Deputy Chair of Academic Board from 2008 to 2010. His research interests include feed use efficiency in grazing sheep and cattle. He is working with Proway Livestock and Sapien Technology to develop multi-bin feed systems that control and record individual animal supplement intakes and can be used to estimate pasture intake.

List of contributors

Chapter 1: Beef consumption: historical overview, recent trends and contemporary attitudes
BJ Santich
Chapter 2: Beef processing and carcass and meat quality
DL Hopkins
Chapter 3: Market preparation
R Mulley, I Lean and V Wright
Chapter 4: World beef production
AEO Malau-Aduli and BWB Holman
Chapter 5: North American beef production
AD Herring
Chapter 6: Brazilian beef production
PVR Paulino and MS Duarte
Chapter 7: Chinese and south-east Asian cattle production
S Waldron and C Brown
Chapter 8: Japanese beef production
M Komatsu and AEO Malau-Aduli
Chapter 9: Northern Australian beef production
HM Burrow
Chapter 10: The Southern Australian beef industry
MA Campbell, BJ King and MB Allworth
Chapter 11: Australian feedlot industry
JB Gaughan and ML Sullivan
Chapter 12: Live cattle export industry
DP Poppi
Chapter 13: Biosecurity and beef cattle health, husbandry and welfare
M Laurence
Chapter 14: Reproductive management of beef cattle
RG Holroyd and MR McGowan
Chapter 15: Grazing and pasture management and utilisation in Australia
J Earl
Chapter 16: Growing and finishing beef cattle at pasture and in feedlots
PI Hynd
Chapter 17: Genetics and breeding
W Pitchford
Chapter 18: Production efficiency
D Cottle and W Pitchford
Chapter 19: Environmental management
N Reid, D Norton and M Stafford Smith
Chapter 20: Beef business management
K Behrendt, B Malcolm and T Jackson
Chapter 21: Australian beef cattle case studies
P Schuster and C Bagshaw


General Fields

  • : 9780643109889
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : CSIRO Publishing
  • : 1.944
  • : March 2014
  • : 275mm X 210mm
  • : Australia
  • : March 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : David Cottle
  • : Hardback
  • : 2013
  • : 338.1762130994
  • : 584