Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

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Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, seventh edition is the textbook students and instructors turn to for thorough coverage of the animal agriculture industry. For each of the many species discussed in the text, students will find essential information about the breeds, selection of breeding stock, feeding and species management, diseases and parasites common to the species and marketing. Material is derived from the latest research and most current information about animal genetics, breeding, nutrition, biotechnology and product promotion. The text provides complete coverage of such major farm animal enterprises as beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses, poultry and dairy cattle. Minor animal enterprises addressed include rabbits, bison, ratites, llamas and alpacas. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the livestock industry, including career opportunities.

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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 Vocational Administrator, Region II. Mr. Gillespie was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. James R. Gillespie passed away in 2006.

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SECTION 1 THE LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY Chapter 1 Domestication and Importance of Livestock Chapter 2 Career Opportunities in Animal Science Chapter 3 Safety in Livestock Production Chapter 4 Livestock and the Environment SECTION 2 ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, FEEDING, AND NUTRITION Chapter 5 Anatomy, Physiology, and Absorption of Nutrients Chapter 6 Feed Nutrients Chapter 7 Feed Additives and Hormone Implants Chapter 8 Balancing Rations SECTION 3 ANIMAL BREEDING Chapter 9 Genetics of Animal Breeding Chapter 10 Animal Reproduction Chapter 11 Biotechnology in Livestock Production Chapter 12 Animal Breeding Systems SECTION 4 BEEF CATTLE Chapter 13 Breeds of Beef Cattle Chapter 14 Selection and Judging of Beef Chapter 15 Feeding and Management of the Cow-Calf Herd Chapter 16 Feeding and Management of Feeder Cattle Chapter 17 Diseases and Parasites of Beef Cattle Chapter 18 Beef Housing and Equipment Chapter 19 Marketing Beef SECTION 5 SWINE Chapter 20 Breeds of Swine Chapter 21 Selection and Judging of Swine Chapter 22 Feeding and Management of Swine Chapter 23 Diseases and Parasites of Swine Chapter 24 Swine Housing and Equipment Chapter 25 Marketing Swine SECTION 6 SHEEP AND GOATS Chapter 26 Selection of Sheep Chapter 27 Feeding, Management, and Housing of Sheep Chapter 28 Selection, Feeding, and Management of Goats Chapter 29 Diseases and Parasites of Sheep and Goats Chapter 30 Marketing Sheep, Wool, Goats, and Mohair SECTION 7 HORSES Chapter 31 Selection of Horses Chapter 32 Feeding, Management, Housing, and Tack Chapter 33 Diseases and Parasites of Horses Chapter 34 Training and Horsemanship SECTION 8 POULTRY Chapter 35 Selection of Poultry Chapter 36 Feeding, Management, Housing, and Equipment Chapter 37 Diseases and Parasites of Poultry Chapter 38 Marketing Poultry and Eggs SECTION 9 DAIRY Chapter 39 Breeds of Dairy Cattle Chapter 40 Selecting and Judging Dairy Cattle Chapter 41 Feeding Dairy Cattle Chapter 42 Management of the Dairy Herd Chapter 43 Milking Management Chapter 44 Dairy Herd Health Chapter 45 Dairy Housing and Equipment Chapter 46 Marketing Milk SECTION 10 RABBITS Chapter 47 Raising Rabbits SECTION 11 ALTERNATIVE ANIMALS Chapter 48 Alternative Animals

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