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: 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. ¿

Scientific Farm Animal Production

An Introduction to Animal Science
Author: Prentice Hall,Thomas G. Field
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780135111567
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 672
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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.

Plant & Soil Science: Fundamentals & Applications


Author: Rick Parker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1428334807
Category: 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.

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.

Farm Management


Author: William Edwards,Patricia Duffy,Ronald Kay
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 1259218457
Category:
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 eighth edition provides students with the basic information needed to measure management performance, financial progress, and the financial condition of the farm business.

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
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

A Year of Food Life
Author: Barbara Kingsolver,Camille Kingsolver,Steven L. Hopp
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061795831
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat. "As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain. "Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . ." Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that's better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet. "This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air." Includes an excerpt from Flight Behavior.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Nature and Properties of Soils, Global Edition


Author: Raymond R. Weil,Nyle C. Brady
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292162244
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1104
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Developed for Introduction to Soils or Soil Science courses, The Nature and Properties of Soils, Fifteenth Edition, can be used in courses such as Soil Fertility, Land Resources, Earth Science and Soil Geography. Help students learn about soils and their connections to the ecosystem The Nature and Properties of Soils is designed to engage today’s students with the latest in the world of soils. This hallmark text introduces students to the exciting world of soils through clear writing, strong pedagogy, and an ecological approach that effectively explains the fundamentals of soil science. Worked calculations, vignettes, and current real-world applications prepare readers to understand concepts, solve problems, and think critically. Written for both majors and non-majors, this text highlights the many interactions between the soil and other components of forest, range, agricultural, wetland and constructed ecosystems. Now in full-color, the Fifteenth Edition includes hundreds of compelling photos, figures, and diagrams to bring the exciting world of soils to life. Extensively revised, new and updated content appears in every chapter. Examples include: coverage of the pedosphere concept; new insights into humus and soil carbon accumulation; subaqueous soils, soil effects on human health; principles and practice of organic farming; urban and human engineered soils; new understandings of the nitrogen cycle; water-saving irrigation techniques; hydraulic redistribution, soil food-web ecology; disease suppressive soils; soil microbial genomics; soil interactions with global climate change; digital soil maps; and many others.

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.

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.

Animal Biotechnology

Models in Discovery and Translation
Author: Ashish Verma,Anchal Singh
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123914345
Category: Science
Page: 668
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Animal Biotechnology introduces applications of animal biotechnology and implications for human health and welfare. It begins with an introduction to animal cell cultures and genome sequencing analysis and provides readers with a review of available cell and molecular tools. Topics here include the use of transgenic animal models, tissue engineering, nanobiotechnology, and proteomics. The book then delivers in-depth examples of applications in human health and prospects for the future, including cytogenetics and molecular genetics, xenografts, and treatment of HIV and cancers. All this is complemented by a discussion of the ethical and safety considerations in the field. Animal biotechnology is a broad field encompassing the polarities of fundamental and applied research, including molecular modeling, gene manipulation, development of diagnostics and vaccines, and manipulation of tissue. Given the tools that are currently available and the translational potential for these studies, animal biotechnology has become one of the most essential subjects for those studying life sciences. Highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases Provides firsthand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, and tissue engineering

Introduction to Animal Science

Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives
Author: W. Stephen Damron
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134436050
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 704
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A flexible, current, and comprehensive look at the biological, industry, and species approaches to Animal Science, complete with worldview information and societal issues. Relevant and timely, Introduction to Animal Science features the most comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of the traditional disciplines that are so essential to a solid foundation in Animal Science: nutrition, digestion, feeds, genetics, reproduction, disease, and animal behavior. The text's comprehensive, non-traditional approach introduces the discipline as an ever-changing, integral part of every aspect of human existence. Author W. Stephen Damron not only presents thorough coverage of the major species and their respective concerns, he challenges readers to consider the many pressing interests relevant to Animal Science as it influences and is influenced by society today. The Sixth Edition features updated, expanded, and improved coverage including the latest statistical information as appropriate; improvements to the lactation chapter, the animal health chapter, and the animal health sections in each of the species chapters; substantial updates in the biotechnology chapter and the nutrition chapters; enhanced material on food safety; new figures and redesigned and updated graphics throughout; streamlined tables with greater emphasis on example information; and enhanced margin terms and glossary terms to facilitate reading and understanding of the material.

Food Politics

How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health
Author: Marion Nestle
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520955064
Category: Cooking
Page: 534
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We all witness, in advertising and on supermarket shelves, the fierce competition for our food dollars. In this engrossing exposé, Marion Nestle goes behind the scenes to reveal how the competition really works and how it affects our health. The abundance of food in the United States--enough calories to meet the needs of every man, woman, and child twice over--has a downside. Our over-efficient food industry must do everything possible to persuade people to eat more--more food, more often, and in larger portions--no matter what it does to waistlines or well-being. Like manufacturing cigarettes or building weapons, making food is big business. Food companies in 2000 generated nearly $900 billion in sales. They have stakeholders to please, shareholders to satisfy, and government regulations to deal with. It is nevertheless shocking to learn precisely how food companies lobby officials, co-opt experts, and expand sales by marketing to children, members of minority groups, and people in developing countries. We learn that the food industry plays politics as well as or better than other industries, not least because so much of its activity takes place outside the public view. Editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health, Nestle is uniquely qualified to lead us through the maze of food industry interests and influences. She vividly illustrates food politics in action: watered-down government dietary advice, schools pushing soft drinks, diet supplements promoted as if they were First Amendment rights. When it comes to the mass production and consumption of food, strategic decisions are driven by economics--not science, not common sense, and certainly not health. No wonder most of us are thoroughly confused about what to eat to stay healthy. An accessible and balanced account, Food Politics will forever change the way we respond to food industry marketing practices. By explaining how much the food industry influences government nutrition policies and how cleverly it links its interests to those of nutrition experts, this path-breaking book helps us understand more clearly than ever before what we eat and why.