Scientific Farm Animal Production

An Introduction to Animal Science

Author: Robert E. Taylor,Thomas G. Field

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133767209

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 656

View: 9743

¿For the introduction to animal science course ¿ A comprehensive, best-selling, science-based approach to building livestock and poultry management systems for food, fiber, and recreation With Scientific Farm Animal Production , students of animal agriculture get a comprehensive, science-based approach to building livestock and poultry management systems for food, fiber, and recreation. It effectively integrates the scientific disciplines that support livestock and poultry production with detailed information about the primary livestock species, appropriate management protocols, and the market forces that impact demand across the supply chain. ¿ As a result of a comprehensive review by nearly 20 professionals, this new edition features increased clarity, depth and accuracy, including improved end-of-chapter questions; updated and enhanced figures and color photos; the latest demographic data; an expanded discussion of social and consumer issues; and an authoritative look at the trends, issues, and opportunities for animal agriculture. ¿
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Scientific Farm Animal Production

An Introduction to Animal Science

Author: Robert Ellis Taylor,Thomas Gordon Field

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130481702

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 764

View: 5948

For freshman-level introductory Animal Science courses, including Livestock Management. The eighth edition of this highly-acclaimed, best-selling text gives an overview of the biological principles applicable to the Animal Sciences, with chapters on reproduction, genetics, nutrition, lactation, consumer products, and more. It covers the breeding, feeding, and management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, goats, and aquaculture. It highlights the significant biological principles, scientific relationships, and management practices in a condensed but informative manner. Basic and sufficiently simple for the urban student with limited livestock experience, Scientific Farm Animal Production is still challenging for the student who has a livestock production background.
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Scientific Farm Animal Production

An Introduction to Animal Science

Author: Robert Ellis Taylor,Thomas Gordon Field

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 744

View: 7002

Suitable for freshman-level courses in Introductory Animal Science, this book explores both the livestock and poultry industries. It provides an overview of the biological principles of animal science and offers coverage of the practical areas of breeding, feeding, and management of major farm animal species.
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Scientific Farm Animal Production

An Introduction to Animal Science

Author: Thomas Gordon Field,Robert E. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780135111499

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 652

View: 5927

Synopsis: 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.
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Scientific Farm Animal Production: Pearson New International Edition

Author: Robert W. Taylor,Tom G. Field

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 1292055626

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 654

View: 1594

For courses in Introductory Animal Science or Introductory Livestock Management. Scientific Farm Animal Production: An Introduction to Animal Science, Tenth Edition, offers students a comprehensive, science-based approach to managing livestock for food, fiber, and recreation. This best-selling text examines the biological principles, scientific relationships, and management practices of livestock production, providing students the context and foundation upon which they can determine their academic and career focus. Updated with new figures, color photos, and current demographic data, the tenth edition is the best reference and resource available to teachers and students at the introductory level in animal sciences.
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Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications

Author: Rick Parker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428334807

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 8454

Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Farm Management

Author: William Edwards,Patricia Duffy,Ronald Kay

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259218457

Category:

Page: 466

View: 8332

This text is developed for the first course in Farm Management, typically taken by a junior/senior level student. Designed to introduce students to the key concepts on how to effectively manage a farm business, the eighth edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life

Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Camille Kingsolver,Steven L. Hopp

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061795831

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 1057

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. "As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain. "Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ." Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. "This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air." Includes an excerpt from Flight Behavior.
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Farm Power and Machinery Management

Tenth Edition

Author: Donnell Hunt

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609079

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 7030

Mechanization is an integral part of all North American farms. While farm machinery has improved the efficiency of farming dramatically over the years, the costs of owning and operating machinery can be excessive. Proper management and optimization of mechanized equipment are essential for reducing costs and maximizing profits. Farm Power and Machinery Management analyzes the factors that comprise machinery management, explains the functions of the various machines and mechanisms as they affect economic operation, and offers contemporary approaches and procedures for making management decisions. The authoritative coverage of management principles and the machinery-operating details make this text an outstanding choice for courses in agricultural education, agricultural mechanization, agricultural business, and agricultural engineering. An understanding of agricultural practices, college algebra, and trigonometry are adequate preparation for using this text. Abundant figures, photographs, and charts, along with laboratory exercises that amplify and fix the concepts of farm machinery management in the readers mind, enhance the texts effectiveness for students, as well as for farmers, farm operators, and farm managers.
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Managing Our Natural Resources

Author: William G. Camp,Betty Heath-Camp

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305480880

Category: Science

Page: 608

View: 5541

Explore the world’s natural resources and the ways professionals manage them with MANAGING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, 6th Edition! Written for introductory agriculture courses, this book examines a broad variety of topics from forest fires and fishery management to water purification and energy conservation. Organized into an eight-unit overview, chapters cover the must-know fundamentals of land, water, and air, forestry, fish and wildlife, and energy and mineral resources, along with the issues impacting them today. Full-color photographs, illustrations, and case studies add depth and clarity to every chapter, while appendices urge you beyond the book to websites, certification programs, and additional learning opportunities that help you develop critical thinking skills. Now available in an eBook with highlighting and search capabilities, MANAGING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES, 6th Edition invites you to dig in and uncover today’s most exciting agricultural careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Gracey's Meat Hygiene

Author: David S. Collins,Robert J. Huey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118650026

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 2361

Gracey’s Meat Hygiene, Eleventh Edition is the definitive reference for veterinarians working in meat hygiene control. This new edition of a classic text reflects the recent significant changes in science, legislation and practical implementation of meat hygiene controls in the UK, Europe and worldwide since the 10th edition was published in 1999. An excellent practical guide for teaching food hygiene to veterinary students worldwide, in addition to laying the foundations of food animal anatomy, pathology and disease. New chapters address the increased concern of both the public and inspectors to issues of animal welfare and recognise the role of the profession, and interest from the consumer, in environmental protection. Key features include: Fully updated new edition, in a refreshed design with colour photographs and illustrations throughout. Includes new content on meat hygiene inspection covering the components of an integrated food safety management system as well as animal health and welfare controls in the ‘farm to fork’ system. A practical approach to health and safety in meat processing is outlined by identifying the hazards and then describing how these can best be controlled. With contributions from veterinary and industry experts, this edition is both a valuable teaching aid and a practical reference for veterinarians and all food business operators and their staff.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Dairy Production and Processing

The Science of Milk and Milk Products

Author: John R. Campbell,Robert T. Marshall

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478632615

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 549

View: 1050

A productive dairy industry is vital to providing safe, high-quality milk that fulfills the nutritional needs of people of all ages around the world. In order to achieve that goal, Campbell and Marshall present a timely, lucid, and comprehensive look at today’s dairy industry. Dairy Production and Processing offers not only a fundamental understanding of dairy animals, dairy products, and the production aspects of each, but also a wealth of applied information on the scope of the current milk and milk products industry. The application of basic sciences and technologies throughout the text will serve students well not only as they learn the first principles of dairy science, but also as a professional reference in their careers. Study questions can be found at the conclusion of each chapter, along with relevant and informative websites. An extensive glossary is provided to enable readers to expand their knowledge of selected terms. Topics found in this instructive and insightful text include: • an overview of the dairy industry, • dairy herd breeding and records, • the feeding and care of dairy cattle, sheep, goats, and water buffalo, • important principles of milking and milking facilities, • dairy farm management, • milk quality and safety, and • the production of milk and milk products.
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Diseases of Swine

Author: Barbara E. Straw,Jeffrey J. Zimmerman,Sylvie D'Allaire,David J. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118704908

Category: Medical

Page: 1153

View: 5547

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Environmental Policy

New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Norman J. Vig,Michael E. Kraft

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1506383459

Category: Political Science

Page: 456

View: 4992

Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy once again brings together top scholars to evaluate the changes and continuities in American environmental policy since the late 1960s and their implications for the twenty-first century. You will learn to decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape today’s environmental politics. The Tenth Edition examines how policy has changed within federal institutions and state and local governments, as well as how environmental governance affects private sector policies and practices. The book provides in-depth examinations of public policy dilemmas including fracking, food production, urban sustainability, and the viability of using market solutions to address policy challenges. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of global issues such as climate change governance, the implications of the Paris Agreement, and the role of environmental policy in the developing world. Students walk away with a measured yet hopeful evaluation of the future challenges policymakers will confront as the American environmental movement continues to affect the political process.
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Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

Author: Gail L. Cramer,Clarence W. Jensen,Douglas D. Southgate, Jr.

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471173762

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 576

View: 418

Comprehensive coverage of both the micro and macro facets of agricultural economics and agribusiness. This book includes the most current data available on such topics as the description of the food and fiber system, the effects of the North American Trade Alliance on Agribusiness, and GATT.
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Swine Science

Author: M. Eugene Ensminger,R. O. Parker

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 562

View: 7076

PLEASE PROVIDE COURSE INFORMATION This book meets the needs of anyone interested in today's swine industry and that of the 21st Century. This edition continues to present readers with a comprehensive, yet practical overview of all phases of the swine industry.
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Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils

Author: Nyle C. Brady,Raymond R. Weil

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780133254594

Category: Soil science

Page: 768

View: 5339

For introductory courses in soils. An accessible introduction to soil science fundamentals At the forefront of soil science for over a century, Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils considers the role of soils as both a natural resource and an ecosystem, while highlighting interactions between soils and other components of natural and constructed ecosystems. With practical value for meeting today's environmental challenges, the text asserts that balancing economic growth with sustainable economies requires a deep understanding of soils. The 4th edition has been abridged to focus on fundamentals, while providing new or updated discussions on topics such as soils and human health, organic farming, and soil food-web ecology.
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New Trends for Innovation in the Mediterranean Animal Production

Author: Rémi Bouche,A. Derkimba,F. Casabianca

Publisher: Wageningen Academic Pub

ISBN: 9086861709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 3419

The Mediterranean area shows a great diversity of livestock systems, depending on local resources and traditions, but also on the networking space where informational resources are available for producers. During the last decades, a lot of innovations have been conceived or introduced in the Mediterranean area, allowing livestock systems to remain competitive.The book looks at two main issues: firstly, it gives an updated review on the main innovations that significantly changed the activities of livestock production in the Mediterranean area in the recent past. Secondly, the focus lies on the extent to which these innovations improve the efficiency, ensure the socio-cultural basis or reduce the environmental impact of livestock systems.One major finding is a new vision of innovating systems based on the distinction between regulated innovation (when aims are fixed) and innovative design (when aims are questioned).Innovations reported in the book are dealing with a set of concerns. They concern the production techniques, the work organization, the equipment and infrastructures, the collective features for selection, reproduction, feeding or sanitary devices. They also concern the local organization such as product labelling, new dynamics around local breeds, collective rules for supply basin or approaches of new products for new markets. More recently, some innovations focus on environmental impacts of livestock production, due to an increasing consciousness of those kinds of problems.In the final part of the book, a round table copes with a crucial question: are traditions in Mediterranean livestock activities to be considered an obstacle or a source of innovation? This book provides a set of updated information and knowledge useful for researchers, students, extension services and policy-makers in the field of animal science.
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Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305483154

Category: Science

Page: 1152

View: 3229

Designed for career and technical high school students who require competency in all phases and types of livestock production, the Ninth Edition of MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION has been revised to include the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, this engaging text covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Through updated visual aids, real-world applications, and comprehensive study tools, the Ninth Edition provides students with a solid understand of the anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Veterinary Medicine

A Textbook of the Diseases of Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, Goats and Horses

Author: O. M. Radostits,Clive C. Gay,J. H. Arundel,Douglas C. Blood

Publisher: Saunders Limited.

ISBN: 9780702026041

Category: Medical

Page: 1877

View: 975

The 9th Edition of this highly acclaimed, classic text presents today's most effective treatments for every condition or disease affecting cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and horses. Its convenient organization allows readers to approach each disorder either by its presenting symptoms or by a concrete diagnosis. In addition to comprehensive updates on every facet of the field, the book now includes a comprehensive drug formulary plus other new features that make reference quicker than ever before.
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