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Sheep Production

P N Bhat (Author) C L Arora (Author)

The main aim of this book has been to present a comprehensive piece of information on various aspects of sheep farming and wool production in India. The book is intended primarily as a text book for students majoring in Sheep Production and Breeding in Animal Science College/Departments of various universities in the country and for research and development workers as a reference. The book has 18 chapters covering the major facets of Sheep Production: the environment breeds, systems of breeding, feeding, prevention and control of diseases, management, by-products and finally ending with economics of sheep rearing.

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About the authors

P N Bhat

Prof (Dr.) P N Bhat got his Ph.D. in population genetics from Institute of Population Genetics Purdue University, West Laffayette, Indiana, USA followed by several post doctoral assignments and visiting professorship in genetics, biotechnology, livestock production systems. He returned to India and joined Punjab Agricultural University at Hisar-Ludhiana followed by several professional assignments in India and abroad. He joined as Project co-ordinator (Animal Breeding) and subsequently joined as Head, Division of Animal Genetics at Indian Veterinary Research Institute in 1971.  He was responsible for establishing coordinated projects on cattle, buffalo, sheep, goat, pigs and poultry during 1970-74. He was founder Director of Central Institute for Research on Goats.

C L Arora

Late (Dr.) C L Arora obtained his Bachelor’s degree in veterinary Sciences in 1958 from Punjab University followed by M. V. Sc. in Animal Genetics and Breeding from the University of Madras and Ph. D. from Haryana Agricultural University.  He has been involved in research in the field of Animal Genetics and Breeding for nearly 30 years and over 21 years in teaching post-graduate and under-graduate students.  He has been the Director of Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute at Avikanagar, Rajasthan from 1981-85 and joined as Assistant Director General (Animal Production and Breeding) at Indian Council of Agricultural Research Headquarters from 1985-90.  He has published 140 Research papers, 36 Research abstracts, 13 Popular articles, 2 Books and bulletins.  He has also handled a number of projects on sheep, goat and cattle improvement.

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Bibliographic information

Title Sheep Production
Format Softcover
Date published: 20.11.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9380012025, 9789380012025
length xxi+315p., Tables; 10 Color Plates; References; Index; 24cm.