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Scientific Farm Animal Production, Student Value Edition

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ISBN-10: 0135111560

ISBN-13: 9780135111567

Edition: 10th 2012

Authors: Robert W. Taylor, Thomas G. Field

List price: $123.80
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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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Book details

List price: $123.80
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/4/2011
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 672
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.816
Language: English

Animal Contribution to Human Needs
Overview of the Livestock and Poultry Industries
Red Meat Products
Poultry and Egg Products
Milk and Milk Products
Wool and Mohair
By-Products of Meat Animals
Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs
Visual Evaluation of Market Animals
Reproduction
Artificial Insemination, Estrous Synchronization, and Embryo Transfer
Genetics
Genetic Change through Selection
Mating Systems
Nutrients and Their Functions
Digestion and Absorption of Feed
Providing Nutrients for Body Functions
Growth and Development
Lactation
Adaptation to the Environment
Animal Health
Animal Behavior
Issues in Animal Agriculture
Beef Cattle Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Managing Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Managing Dairy Cattle
Swine Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Managing Swine
Sheep and Goat Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Managing Sheep and Goats
Horse Breeds and Breeding
Feeding and Managing Horses
Poultry Breeding, Feeding, and Management
Aquaculture
Glossary
Index