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The ninth edition of this best-selling book examines the biological principles, scientific relationships, and management practices of livestock production. Blending the discussion of science, disciplines and industries, it effectively introduces readers to Animal Science using a breadth and depth that is unparalleled. Following a logical organization, it first discusses animal products, then basic biological principles (growth, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health, etc.) and finally the feeding, breeding and management of primary livestock industries. It also gives readers insight into the societal issues surrounding the livestock industry and an overview of the careers and opportunities available within the field. Offers both breadth and depth that is unparalleled making this a best-seller and frequent reference for livestock producers and students. Views livestock production from various disciplinessuch as growth, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, lactation, animal health, etc. Covers eight primary livestock industriesincluding beef, dairy, sheep, swine, horses, poultry, goats, and aquaculture. Gives insight into the societal issues surrounding the livestock industry. Includes a separate chapter on Careers-Discusses professions within the production, science, agribusiness, food industry and international sectors. Uses numerous photographs and line drawings - Communicates key points and major relationships in a quick, visual style. Basic and sufficiently simple for those with limited livestock experience,Scientific Farm Animal Productionis still informative for those who have a livestock production background; it is an excellent reference work for livestock producers and others desiring an overview of livestock production principles and management.
Table of Contents
|Animal Contributions to Human Needs|
|Contributions to Food Needs Contributions to Clothing and Other Nonfood|
|Products Contributions to Work and Power Needs Animals for Companionship,Recreation, and Creativity Human Health Research Other Animals|
|An Overview of the Livestock and Poultry Industries|
|U.S. Animal Industries: An Overview The Beef Industry The Dairy Cattle|
|Industry The Horse Industry The Poultry Industry The Sheep and Goat|
|Industry The Swine Industry Industry Issues and Challenges|
|Red Meat Products|
|Production Products Kosher Meats Composition Nutritional Considerations|
|By-Products of Meat Animals|
|Edible By-Products Inedible By-Products The Rendering Industry ExportMarket|
|Milk and Milk Products|
|Milk Production Milk Composition Milk Products in the United States Health|
|Considerations Consumption Marketing|
|Poultry and Egg Products|
|Poultry Meat and Egg Production Composition Poultry Products Health|
|Considerations Consumption Marketing|
|Wool and Mohair|
|Growth of Hair, Wool, and Mohair Factors Affecting the Value of Wool Classesand Grades of Wool Production of Wool and Mohair Uses of Wool and Mohair|
|Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs|
|Market Classes and Grades of Red Meat Animals Market Classes and Grades ofPoultry Products|
|Visual Evaluation of Slaughter Red Meat Animals|
|External Body Parts Location of the Wholesale Cuts in the Live Animal Visual|
|Perspective of Carcass Composition of the Live Animal|
|ReproductionFemale Organs of Reproduction and Their Functions Male Organs ofReproduction and Their Functions What Makes Testicles and Ovaries Function|
|Artificial Insemination, Estrous Synchronization, and Embryo Transfer|
|Semen Collecting and Processing Insemination of the Female Extent ofArtificial Insemination Estrous Synchronization Embryo Transfer|
|GeneticsProduction of Gametes Spermatogenesis Oogenesis Fertilization DNAand RNA Genes and Chromosomes Six Fundamental Types of Mating|
|Multiple Gene Pairs Gene Interactions Interactions Between Genes andEnvironment Biotechnology|
|Genetic Change Through Selection|
|Continuous Variation and Many Pairs of Genes Predicting Genetic Change|
|Evidence of Genetic Change Genetic Improvement Through Artificial|
|Insemination Selection Methods Basis for Selection|
|Mating SystemsInbreeding Outbreeding Forming New Lines or Breeds|
|Nutrients and Their Functions|
|Nutrients Proximate Analysis of Feeds Digestibility of Feeds Energy|
|Evaluation of Feeds Feeds and Feed Composition|
|Digestion and Absorption of Feed|
|Carnivorous, Omnivorous, and Herbivorous Animals Digestive Tract ofMonogastric Animals Stomach Compartments of Ruminant Animals Digestionin Monogastric Animals Digestion in Ruminant Animals|
|Providing Nutrients for Body Functions|
|Nutrient Requirements for Body Maintenance Nutrient Requirements forGrowth Nutrient Requirements for Fattening Nutrient Requirements forReproduction Nutrient Requirements for Lactation Nutrient Requirementsfor Egg Laying Nutrient Requirements for Wool Production Nutrient|
|Requirements for Work Ration Formulation Nutrient Requirements ofRuminants|
|Growth and DevelopmentPrenatal (Livestock) Birth (Livestock) Poultry Basic Anatomy andPhysiology Growth Cur|
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