Livestock Production in New Zealand
THE LIFESTYLE-BLOCK OWNER AND FARMERS' GO-TOREFERENCE BOOKWhether you run dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, deer, goats, pigs or poultry,advice that reflects farming practice in New Zealand is indispensable. Thisbook, written by experts from both Massey University's Institute of Veterinary,Animal and Biomedical Sciences and academics at Lincoln University, is of valueand interest to everyone from students and farmers to those involved in theagribusiness, resource management, nutrition, food technology and ecologysectors. The emphasis is on the grass-fed reality of beef, sheep and deer, withsignificant discussion of the different systems of dairy cow production. Socialissues, animal welfare, food safety, drug residues and environmental cost arealso covered.S ALES POINTS* Expert advice from leading animal scientists and veterinarians at Massey andLincoln universities* Easy to follow and jargon-free* Currently no other similar book in the market* A lot of information available on livestock production in New Zealand is onindustry websites or in the scientific literature and much is material fromoutside the country, usually from the USA, and does not reflect farmingpractice in New Zealand. This book addresses that situation.
Professor Kevin Stafford is a veterinarian with an interest in animal behaviour and welfare. He is author of several books, includnig The Welfare of Dogs and The Sciences of Animal Welfare, and over 200 refereed papers. He is interested in farm-animal behaviour and welfare, and has a special interest in dog and cat behaviour problems. He teaches animal behaviour and welfare to veterinary, agriculture, ecology and humanities undergraduates and supervises a number of PhD and Master's students. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Veterinary Surgeons and the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists. A graduate of University College Dublin, Edinburgh University and the National University of Ireland, Kevin is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the Australian New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.