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This book starts with a truly tropical approach: by considering the nature, diversity and resources of tropical regions.  Climate and its biological implications are analysed in detail, especially with regard to heat and water. The approach continues its environmental emphasis with its treatment of nutritional resources and disease.  There is an extensive treatment of genetics and breeds of cattle, sheep and goats.  Farming systems and economic considerations round off what is a wide-ranging and of detailed introduction to animal production in the tropics, with an emphasis on ruminants.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1992
  • Publisher: Macmillian Press Ltd
  • ISBN-10: 0333538188
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333538180
  • Dewey Decimal: 636.009
  • ECHO Library: 636.009 PAG