Scientific Farm Animal Production: An Introduction to Animal Science

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For freshman-level introductory Animal Science courses, including Livestock Management.

The eighth edition of this highly-acclaimed, best-selling text gives an overview of the biological principles applicable to the Animal Sciences, with chapters on reproduction, genetics, nutrition, lactation, consumer products, and more. It covers the breeding, feeding, and management of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, swine, poultry, goats, and aquaculture. It highlights the significant biological principles, scientific relationships, and management practices in a condensed but informative manner. Basic and sufficiently simple for the urban student with limited livestock experience, Scientific Farm Animal Production is still challenging for the student who has a livestock production background.

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About the Author:

Robert E. Taylor was raised on an Idaho livestock operation where several livestock species were produced. He received a B.S. degree in animal husbandry and a Master's degree in animal production from Utah State University. This background, combined with his Ph.D. work in animal breeding and physiology from Oklahoma State University, provided much depth to his knowledge of livestock production. He has had practical production experience with beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine.

Dr. Taylor received teaching awards at Iowa State University (where he also managed a swine herd) and at Colorado State University. He also received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society of Animal Science in recognition of his ability to organize and present materials to students. Many of his concepts for effective teaching are used in this book. Dr. Taylor passed away in 1998.

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 American Society of Animal Sciences, 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 eighth edition of this proven and highly acclaimed, best-selling text provides the most up-to-date information while continuing to emphasize the necessity of the application of science to the production of livestock. This text continues to show the importance of management, science, and public policy in making long-term decisions on consumer focus and quality assurance in meeting food demands. 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

This eighth edition also provides updated and more focused text on environmental and animal welfare issues.

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 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 eighth edition of this trusted text continues to represent the standard for comprehensive, balanced, and authoritative coverage.

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