Scientific Farm Animal Production

Scientific Farm Animal Production : An Introduction to Animal Science

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For freshman-level courses in Introductory Animal Science.

This highly acclaimed, best-selling introduction to animal science explores the depth and breadth of both the livestock and poultry industries. It provides a sound overview of the biological principles of animal science (e.g. reproduction, genetics, nutrition, consumer products, etc.), and offers comprehensive coverage of the practical areas of breeding, feeding, and management of major farm animal species.
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  • Hardback | 744 pages
  • 200.66 x 251.46 x 30.48mm | 1,632.92g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 7th edition
  • Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • 0130200328
  • 9780130200327

Table of contents

1. Animal Contributions to Human Needs.

2. An Overview of the Livestock and Poultry Industries.

3. Red Meat Products.

4. Poultry and Egg Products.

5. Milk and Milk Products.

6. Wool and Mohair.

7. By-Products of Meat Animals.

8. Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs.

9. Visual Evaluation of Market Animals.

10. Reproduction.

11. Artificial Insemination, Estrous Synchronization, and Embryo Transfer.

12. Genetics.

13. Genetic Change through Selection.

14. Mating Systems.

15. Nutrients and Their Functions.

16. Digestion and Absorption of Feed.

17. Providing Nutrients for Body Functions.

18. Growth and Development.

19. Lactation.

20. Adaptation to the Environment.

21. Animal Health.

22. Animal Behavior.

23. Issues in Agriculture.

24. Making Effective Management Decisions.

25. Beef Cattle Breeds and Breeding.

26. Feeding and Managing Beef Cattle.

27. Dairy Cattle Breeds and Breeding.

28. Feeding and Managing Dairy Cattle.

29. Swine Breeds and Breeding.

30. Feeding and Managing Swine.

31. Sheep Breeds and Breeding.

32. Feeding and Managing Sheep.

33. Horse Breeds and Breeding.

34. Feeding and Managing Horses.

35. Poultry Breeding, Feeding, and Management.

36. Goat Breeding, Feeding, and Management.

37. Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences.

38. Aquaculture.


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About Robert E. Taylor

DR. ROBERT E. TAYLOR was raised on an Idaho livestock operation where several livestock species were produced. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University. This background, combined with a Ph.D. in animal breeding and physiology from Oklahoma State University, provided the foundations of his knowledge about livestock production. He worked with beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine during his career.

Dr. Taylor received teaching awards from Iowa State University, Colorado State University, the USDA National Excellence in Teaching program, and the American Society of Animal Science. Many of his concepts for effective teaching are utilized in this book. Dr. Taylor passed away in 1998.

DR. THOMAS G. FIELD was raised on a Colorado cow-calf and seedstock enterprise. He managed a seedstock herd of cattle after completing his B.S. degree. A competitive horseman as a youth, he has had practical experience with seedstock cattle, commercial cow-calf production, stockers, and horses. He has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in animal science from Colorado State University.

Dr. Field has received teaching awards from the USDA National Excellence in Teaching program, the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science, and Colorado State University. Dr. Field is the teaching coordinator for the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University and is responsible for coordinating the teaching herd.
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