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Livestock and Poultry Production

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ISBN-10: 1401827373

ISBN-13: 9781401827373

Edition: 7th 2004 (Revised)

Authors: James R. Gillespie

List price: $242.95
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Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, seventh edition paints a very vivid picture of the animal agriculture industry and provides the information necessary to pursue a career in the field. Readers will appreciate the industry overview and the detailed discussions of specific species. The author introduces the reader to a variety of major and minor farm animal species, including such topics as breeds, marketing, feeding and management of the species and common diseases and parasites. All of the information presented is based on the latest research available. Beyond discussion of the animals, the book takes a close look at career opportunities and job expectations in the field.…    
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List price: $242.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/25/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 936
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 5.236

James R. Gillespie, the original author of this text, had extensive training and experience in the field of livestock production and agricultural education. He received his BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University and his Education Specialist degree in School Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Mr. Gillespie taught agricultural education at the high school and adult education levels. In addition to other agriculture-related positions, he was self-employed in farming and employed by the Illinois State Board of Education, Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education, Program Approval and Evaluation as Regional…    

Preface
The Livestock Industry
Domestication and Importance of Livestock
Career Opportunities in Animal Science
Safety in Livestock Production
Livestock and the Environment
Feeding and Nutrition
Digestive Systems and Absorption of Food 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 Management 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
Glossary
Appendix
Net Energy Requirements of Growing and Finishing Beef Cattle (Mcal/day)
Protein Requirements of Growing and Finishing Cattle (g/day)
Calcium and Phosphorus Requirements of Growing and Finishing Cattle (g/day)
Nutrient Requirements of Breeding Cattle (metric)
Nutrient Requirements for Growing and Finishing Cattle (Nutrient Concentration in Diet Dry Matter, avoirdupois system)
Nutrient Requirements of Breeding Cattle (avoirdupois system)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Sheep
Nutrient Concentration in Diets for Sheep (expressed on 100 Percent Dry Matter Basis)
Net Energy Requirements for Lambs of Small, Medium, and Large Mature Weight Genotypes (Kcal/d)
NE[subscript preg] (NE[subscript y]) Requirements of Ewes Carrying Different Numbers of Fetuses at Various Stages of Gestation
Crude Protein Requirements for Lambs of Small, Medium, and Large Mature Weight Genotypes (g/d)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Goats
Nutrient Requirements of Swine Allowed Feed Ad Libitum (90 percent dry matter)
Daily Nutrient Intakes and Requirements of Swine Allowed Feed Ad Libitum
Nutrient Requirements of Breeding Swine
Daily Nutrient Intakes and Requirements of Intermediate-Weight Breeding Animals
Requirements for Several Nutrients of Breeding Herd Replacements Allowed Feed Ad Libitum
Daily Energy and Feed Requirements of Pregnant Gilts and Sows
Daily Energy and Feed Requirements of Lactating Gilts and Sows
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Ponies (200 kg mature weight)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Horses (400 kg mature weight)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Horses (500 kg mature weight)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Horses (600 kg mature weight)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Horses (700 kg mature weight)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Horses (800 kg mature weight)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Horses (900 kg mature weight)
Nutrient Concentrations in Total Diets for Horses and Ponies (dry matter basis)
Nutrient Concentrations in Total Diets for Horses and Ponies (90 percent dry matter basis)
Other Minerals and Vitamins for Horses and Ponies (on a dry matter basis)
Expected Feed Consumption by Horses (Percent body weight)
Nutrient Requirements of Immature Leghorn-Type Chickens as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet
Nutrient Requirements of Leghorn-Type Laying Hens as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of Broilers as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of Meat-Type Hens for Breeding Purposes as Units per Hen per Day (90 percent dry matter)
Estimates of Metabolizable Energy Required per Hen per Day by Chickens in Relation to Body Weight and Egg Production (kcal)
Nutrient Requirements of Turkeys as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of Geese as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of White Pekin Ducks as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of Ring-Necked Pheasants and Bobwhite Quail as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of Japanese Quail (Coturnix) as Percentages or Units per Kilogram of Diet (90 percent dry matter)
Nutrient Requirements of Rabbits Fed Ad Libitum (Percentage or Amount per Kg of Diet)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Growing Dairy Cattle and Mature Bulls
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Lactating and Pregnant Cows
Recommended Nutrient Content of Diets for Dairy Cattle
Dry Matter Intake Requirements to Fulfill Nutrient Allowances for Maintenance, Milk Production, and Normal Live Weight Gain During Mid- and Late Lactation
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Growing Dairy Cattle and Mature Bulls (Pounds)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Lactating and Pregnant Cows (Pounds)
Recommended Nutrient Content of Diets for Dairy Cattle (Pounds)
Composition of Some Common Feeds, Excluding Amino Acids
Amino Acid Composition of Some Feeds Commonly Used for Swine, Poultry, and Rabbits (Data on as fed basis)
Conversion Factors
Abbreviations Used in Table 50
Dry Matter Intake Requirements to Fulfill Nutrient Allowances for Maintenance, Milk Production, and Normal Live Weight Gain During Mid- and Late Lactation (Pounds)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Lactating Cows Using Absorbable Protein (Metric)
Daily Nutrient Requirements of Lactating Cows Using Absorbable Protein (Pounds)
Age Computing Chart
Index