Scientific Farm Animal Production: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Robert W. Taylor / Thomas G. Field  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
654
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292042268
ISBN
1292042265
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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.

Features

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.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

Offers both breadth and depth that is unparalleled–making this a best-seller and frequent reference for livestock producers and students.  

  • Includes chapters on animal products ( Chapters 1-9), biological principles (Chapters 10-22) and management practices and issues (Chapters 23-35).   

Views livestock production from various disciplines–such as growth, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, lactation, animal health, etc.

  • Helps readers understand the numerous factors contributing to livestock production and the basic biological principles applicable to the Animal Sciences.   

Covers eight primary livestock industries–beef, dairy, sheep, goats, swine, horses, poultry, and aquaculture.

  • Examines the breeding, feeding, and management of different livestock industries to give readers comprehensive knowledge of the subject.   

Gives insight into the societal issues surrounding the livestock industry.

  • Discusses issues such as animal welfare, animal rights and animal organizations currently in existence.  

Includes a separate chapter on Careers–available online.

  • Discusses professions within the production, science, agribusiness, food industry and international sectors.
  • Focuses on career preparation in the Animal Sciences.   

Uses numerous photographs and line drawings–throughout the text.

  • Communicates key points and major relationships in a quick, visual style.

New to this Edition

The Tenth Edition features 93 new or updated figures/photographs–as well as 82 new or updated tables.

  • Provides students with a current, relevant overview of the industries, emerging trends, and demographics. 

Improved color images and a more effective layout throughout the text–enhance students' comprehension.

  • The visually appealing style promotes students' learning. 

Relevant websites recommended at the end of each chapter–guide students in accessing additional information for self-directed learning.

  • Provides students the opportunity to advance their learning experience and develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
  • Two chapters have been modified to online format only (Management Systems, Careers in the Livestock Industry) per recommendation from reviewers. 

The sheep and goat chapters have been combined–to provide a more effectively integrated discussion of small ruminant management.

  • The combined coverage of sheep and goat industries offers a stronger small ruminant learning experience. 

Demographic data has been updated throughout the text–to address the significant macroeconomic, infrastructure, and market forces affecting the livestock business.

  • Provides students the opportunity to better evaluate and understand the external forces affecting animal agriculture.
The glossary of terms has been expanded throughout the book–so that students can readily become familiar with animal science terminology.
  • Many of the Key Terms in the text are included in the glossary.
  • Additionally, key words are provided at the end of each chapter as an aid to student learning.

Table of Contents

1. Animal Contribution to Human Needs

2. Overview of the Livestock and Poultry Industries

3. Red Meat Products

4. Poultry and Egg Products

5. Milk and Milk Products

6. Wool and Mohair

7. By-Products of Meat Animals

8. Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs

9. Visual Evaluation of Market Animals

10. Reproduction

11. Artificial Insemination, Estrous Synchronization, and Embryo Transfer

12. Genetics

13. Genetic Change through Selection

14. Mating Systems

 

15. Nutrients and Their Functions

16. Digestion and Absorption of Feed

17. Providing Nutrients for Body Functions

18. Growth and Development

19. Lactation

20. Adaptation to the Environment

21. Animal Health

22. Animal Behavior

23. Beef Cattle Breeds and Breeding

24. Feeding and Managing Beef Cattle

25. Dairy Cattle Breeds and Breeding

26. Feeding and Managing Dairy Cattle

27. Swine Breeds and Breeding

28. Feeding and Managing Swine

29. Sheep and Goat Breeds and Breeding

30. Feeding and Managing Sheep and Goats

31. Horse Breeds and Breeding

32. Feeding and Managing Horses

33. Poultry Breeding, Feeding, and Management

34. Aquaculture

Glossary

Index