Scientific Farm Animal Production

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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
Consumption Marketing
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
Pregnancy Parturition
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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