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
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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.

Scientific Farm Animal Production

An Introduction to Animal Science
Author: Thomas Gordon Field,Robert Ellis Taylor
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780132447362
Category: Nature
Page: 763
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For courses in Introductory Animal Science or Introductory Livestock Management. 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.

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
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¿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. ¿

Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications


Author: Rick Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428334807
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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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.

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: 7049

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Managing Our Natural Resources


Author: William G. Camp,Betty Heath-Camp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480880
Category: Science
Page: 608
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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.

Gracey's Meat Hygiene


Author: David S. Collins,Robert J. Huey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118650026
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
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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.

Farm Management


Author: Ronald D. Kay,William M. Edwards,Patricia Ann Duffy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780071086561
Category: Farm management
Page: 466
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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 seventh edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.

Swine Science


Author: M. Eugene Ensminger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Swine
Page: 881
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History and development of the swine industry; Distribution, adaptation, and the future of the swine industry; Types and breeds of swine; Establishing the herd; Selecting and judging swine; Breeding swine; Feeding swine; Grains and other high energy feeds for swine; Protein, vitamin, and milling by-product feeds for swine; Pastures for swine; Buildings and equipment for swine; Swine health, disease prevention, and parasite control; Marketing and slaughtering hogs; Pork and by-products from hog slaughter; Swine management; Busines aspects of swine production; Selecting, fitting, and showing swine.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Our Year of Seasonal Eating
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571265669
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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"We wanted to live in a place that could feed us: where rain falls, crops grow, and drinking water bubbles up right out of the ground." Barbara Kingsolver opens her home to us, as she and her family attempt a year of eating only local food, much of it from their own garden. Inspired by the flavours and culinary arts of a local food culture, they explore many a farmers market and diversified organic farms at home and across the country. With characteristic warmth, Kingsolver shows us how to put food back at the centre of the political and family agenda. Animal, Vegetable, Miracle is part memoir, part journalistic investigation, and is full of original recipes that celebrate healthy eating, sustainability and the pleasures of good food.

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness


Author: Gail L. Cramer,Clarence W. Jensen,Douglas D. Southgate, Jr.
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471173762
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 576
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Farm Power and Machinery Management

Tenth Edition
Author: Donnell Hunt
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609079
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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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.

Environmental Policy

New Directions for the Twenty-First Century
Author: Norman J. Vig,Michael E. Kraft
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483352595
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
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Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy convenes top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics. In the Ninth Edition, editors Norman Vig and Michael Kraft offer coverage of the latest issues, including the energy and natural resource policy dilemmas, sustainable cities, and the environmental impact of food production and consumption. A new concluding chapter ties the contributed material together with an assessment of the remaining environmental policy challenges for the 21st century.

Georgis' Parasitology for Veterinarians


Author: Dwight D. Bowman
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 1416044124
Category: Medical
Page: 451
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Now in full color, this comprehensive reference provides current information on all parasites commonly encountered in veterinary medicine. This edition also covers organisms that infect poultry, laboratory animals, and exotic species.

Agro-ecosystem Diversity

Reconciling Contemporary Agriculture and Environment Quality
Author: Paulo César de Faccio Carvalho
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780128110508
Category: Science
Page: 312
View: 1997

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Agro-Ecosystem Diversity: Impact on Food Security and Environmental Quality presents cutting-edge exploration of developing novel farming systems and introduces landscape ecology to agronomy. It encompasses the broad range of links between agricultural development and ecological impact and how to limit the potential negative results. Presented in seven sections, each focusing on a specific challenge to sustaining diversity, the book provides insights toward the argument that by re-introducing diversity, it should be possible to maintain a high level of productivity of agro-ecosystems while also maintaining and/or restoring a satisfactory level of environment quality and biodiversity. Demonstrates that diversified agro-ecosystems can be intensified with environmental quality preserved, restored and enhanced Includes analysis of economic constraints leading to specialization of farms and regions and the social locking forces resisting to diversification of agro-ecosystems Presents a global vision of world agriculture and the tradeoff between a necessary increase in food production and restoring environment quality

Fundamentals of Animal Science


Author: Colin Scanes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428361278
Category: Science
Page: 448
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FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE is a research-based book that provides your students with balanced and comprehensive information on both companion animals, such as dogs and cats, and production animals such as horses, livestock, poultry and fish. This book provides an introductory overview on such key topics as animal production, rearing and products, and focuses on disciplines such as nutrition, reproduction, genetics and diseases. FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMAL SCIENCE also includes sections on animal welfare, food safety, and how animals impact the environment. To foster classroom discussion and facilitate learning, this book presents related societal issues and discussion points for review and includes side bar definitions, multiple review questions, and illustrations that will help your students better understand the concepts of animal science. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Modern Livestock & Poultry Production


Author: Frank Flanders,James R. Gillespie
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305483154
Category: Science
Page: 1152
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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.

On Food and Cooking

The Science and Lore of the Kitchen
Author: Harold McGee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416556374
Category: Cooking
Page: 896
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Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped give birth to the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have now been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout this new edition are: Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully The particular substances that give foods their flavors and that give us pleasure Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.