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Publisher Comments:

This book is an excellent reference for those involved in animal agriculture. Based on the most up-to-date information available, its content is applicable to all areas of the United States. Some of the topics it covers includes animal feeding and nutrition, genetics, animal reproduction and breeding and even a chapter on horse training and horsemanship. It is highly illustrated with photos, tables and charts - including a 16 page color insert on breed ID and comprehensive nutrient requirement and feed composition tables.

About the Author

James R. Gillespie has 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 holds a degree as an Education Specialist in School Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Now retired, he was employed by the Illinois State Board of Education, as a Regional Vocational Administrator. Mr. Gillespie is a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Table of Contents

THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY: Overview of the Livestock Industry. Growth, Development, Meat and Slaughter. Issues in Animal Agriculture. Safety in Livestock Production. Livestock and the Environment. Animal Behavior. FEEDING AND NUTRITION: Digestive Systems and Absorption of Food Nutrients. Feed Nutrients, Quality, and Analysis. Balancing Rations. ANIMAL BREEDING: Genetics of Animal Breeding. Animal Reproduction. 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 and Breeds 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780827377790
Author:
Gillespie, James R.
Publisher:
Delmar Cengage Learning
Location:
Albany :
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Subject:
Livestock
Subject:
Animal industry
Subject:
Agriculture & Animal Husbandry - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Horticulture
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Agriculture & Food
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
97-8
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1216
Dimensions:
9.52x8.39x2.00 in. 4.68 lbs.

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