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Pig Production in Australia, Second Edition, 1990. Ed. Gardner, Dunkin and Lloyd
Pig Research & Development Corporation, Australia
This is good basic information on pig production in Australia (!).  There are nine sections and 53 chapters in the 358 pages (hardbound).  The sections cover Introduction, Product Quality, Breeding and Genetics, Feeding and Nutrition, Buildings and Environment, Health and Disease, Management, Marketing, Personnel Management and Record Keeping, and there are four Appendices.  The chapters are written by experts in their field and the topics include Principles of genetic improvement by selection;   Assessing breeding value;  Dietary energy;  Protein and amino acids in feeds;  Diet formulation;  Feeding methods;  Feed storage, processing and handling;  Feeding the various age-groups;  Control of the climatic environment;   Methods of collection of effluent;  Effluent disposal;  Planning for a healthy herd;  Diseases of weaned pigs;  Skin diseases;  Porcine parvovirus infection;  Poisoning of pigs;  Residues in pigmeat;  Animal welfare;   Stocksense;  Management of the farrowing sow;  Handling and transport of pigs for slaughter;  Personnel management and staff training;  and so on.   This book is an excellent introduction to pig production, and well worth its price.

1 Australia - Price includes GST, where applicable A$42
2 New Zealand A$39
3 Asia, including China, India, Japan A$45 US$25
4 North America, including Canada and Mexico A$40 US$27
5 Europe, Africa, South America A$55 US$30
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