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Modern livestock and poultry production

Author: James R Gillespie; Frank B Flanders
Publisher: Australia ; Clifton Park, NY : Delmar Cengage Learning, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8th edView all editions and formats
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Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, Eighth Edition, is designed for career and technical education students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production. The text is based on the most up-to-date information available and is applicable to all areas of the United States. Modern Livestock and Poultry Production paints a very vivid picture of the animal agriculture industry and provides  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Gillespie; Frank B Flanders
ISBN: 9781428318083 1428318089
OCLC Number: 231582146
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1060 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The livestock industry : Domestication and importance of livestock ; Career opportunities in animal science ; Safety in livestock production ; Livestock and the environment --
Anatomy, physiology, feeding and nutrition : Anatomy, physiology, and absorption of nutrients ; Feed nutrients ; Feed additives and hormone implants ; Balancing rations --
Animal breeding : Genetics of animal breeding ; Animal reproduction ; Biotechnology in livestock production ; Animal breeding systems --
Beef cattle : Breeds of beef cattle ; Selection and judging of beef ; Feeding and management of the cow-calf herd ; Feeding and management of feeder cattle ; Diseases and parasites of beef cattle ; Beef housing and equipment ; Marketing beef --
Swine : Breeds of swine ; Selection and judging of swine ; Feeding and management of swine ; Diseases and parasites of swine ; Swine housing and equipment ; Marketing swine --
Sheep and goats : Selection of sheep ; Feeding, management, and housing of sheep ; Selection, feeding and of goats ; Diseases and parasites of sheep and goats ; Marketing sheep, wool, goats, and mohair --
Horses : Selection of horses ; Feeding, management, housing and tack ; Diseases and parasites of horses ; Training and horsemanship --
Poultry : Selection of poultry ; Feeding, management, housing, and equipment ; Diseases and parasites of poultry ; Marketing poultry and eggs --
Dairy : Breeds of dairy cattle ; Selecting and judging dairy cattle ; Feeding dairy cattle ; Management of the dairy herd ; Milking management ; Dairy herd health ; Dairy housing and equipment ; Marketing milk --
Rabbits : Rabbit raising --
Alternative animals : Alternative animals.
Responsibility: James R. Gillespie and Frank B. Flanders.

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With full-color photographs and illustrations, and up-to-date comprehensive information covering major and minor livestock and poultry animals, this book includes issues in animal agriculture  Read more...

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SECTION 1 THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY Chapter 1 Domestication and Importance of Livestock Chapter 2 Career Opportunities in Animal Science Chapter 3 Safety in Livestock Production Chapter 4 Livestock and Read more...

 
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