Scientific Farm Animal Production:an Introduction to Animal Science

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For freshman-level courses in Introductory Animal Science.

This highly acclaimed, best-selling introduction to animal science explores the depth and breadth of both the livestock and poultry industries. It provides a sound overview of the biological principles of animal science (e.g. reproduction, genetics, nutrition, consumer products, etc.), and offers comprehensive coverage of the practical areas of breeding, feeding, and management of major farm animal species.

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About the Author:

DR. ROBERT E. TAYLOR was raised on an Idaho livestock operation where several livestock species were produced. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Utah State University. This background, combined with a Ph.D. in animal breeding and physiology from Oklahoma State University, provided the foundations of his knowledge about livestock production. He worked with beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine during his career.

Dr. Taylor received teaching awards from Iowa State University, Colorado State University, the USDA National Excellence in Teaching program, and the American Society of Animal Science. Many of his concepts for effective teaching are utilized in this book. Dr. Taylor passed away in 1998.

DR. THOMAS G. FIELD was raised on a Colorado cow-calf and seedstock enterprise. He managed a seedstock herd of cattle after completing his B.S. degree. A competitive horseman as a youth, he has had practical experience with seedstock cattle, commercial cow-calf production, stockers, and horses. He has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in animal science from Colorado State University.

Dr. Field has received teaching awards from the USDA National Excellence in Teaching program, the National Association of Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, the Western Section of the American Society of Animal Science, and Colorado State University. Dr. Field is the teaching coordinator for the Department of Animal Sciences at Colorado State University and is responsible for coordinating the teaching herd.

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The seventh edition of this proven and highly-acclaimed, best-selling text provides the most up-to-date information while continuing to encompass the depth and breadth of livestock and poultry production and their respective industries.

Scientific Farm Animal Production presents all of the necessary information pertaining to successful breeding, feeding, and management of the following:

  • beef cattle
  • dairy cattle
  • horses
  • sheep
  • swine
  • poultry
  • goats
  • aquaculture

while also providing an overview of the principles applicable to the animal sciences with chapters on Genetics, Reproduction, Lactation, Growth and Development, Nutrition, Animal Behavior, Consumer Products, Careers in the Industry, and other essential topics.

Scientific Farm Animal Production, written for the introductory animal science course typically taught at universities and junior or community colleges, is also a valuable reference book for livestock producers, vocational agriculture instructors, and others desiring an overview of livestock production principles and management. With coverage that meets the needs of an urban audience while challenging the reader who may have a background in livestock production, the seventh edition of this trusted text continues to represent the standard for comprehensive, balanced, and authoritative coverage.

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