9780132447362

Scientific Farm Animal Production

  • ISBN 13:

    9780132447362

  • ISBN 10:

    0132447363

  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/01/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

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.

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