This management-systems oriented book is an excellent source of information for college students, beef producers, leaders in the beef industry, and anyone interested in beef cattle. It has three objectives: (1) to identify the primary biological principles that contribute to raising productive beef cattle; (2) to integrate these principles with the economic considerations involved in producing profitable, highly preferred consumer products; and (3) to enhance understanding and communication between all segments of the beef industry. The Third Edition strengthens its emphasis on management and management decisions based on sound biological and economic principles that meet specifications for beef production and improve profitability.
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The text examines the primary biological principles that contribute to raising productive beef cattle end discusses the biological and economic principles that serve as the foundation for effective management decisions. The text's integrated approach to the various sectors of the beef industry gives students a more unified perspective. The second edition continues to examine management issues in great depth. Chapters are devoted to topics such as commercial cow-calf management decisions, yearling-stocker management decisions, feedlot management, and retail beef products and consumers.About the Author:
Dr. Taylor was raised on a beef cattle ranch in southern Idaho. He was involved in managing this seedstock, commercial cow-calf and backgrounding operation. He also managed Colorado State University's seedstock herd that is used in teaching, research, and extension activities.
Dr. Taylor received his BS and MS degrees at Utah State University and a PhD from Oklahoma State University. He taught courses in beef production and a graduate-level course in beef cattle management decisions. His research focused on beef cattle management systems. His consulting activities in the U.S. and foreign countries involved all phases of the beef production system.
Dr. Taylor received teaching awards from Iowa State University and Colorado State University, in addition to several regional and national teaching awards. He also received the Distinguished Teaching Award from the American Society of Animal Science recognizing his ability to organize and present materials to students. Many of his concepts for effective teaching are included in this book.
Dr. Field was raised on a Colorado cow-calf and seedstock enterprise. He was involved in the management of the family business after completing his BS degree. He received his BS, MS and PhD from Colorado State University.
Dr. Field teaches courses in introductory animal science, beef production, management decisions, and family ranching. He serves as the director of the Beef Industry Leadership Program and conducts beef cattle management research. He works with beef cattle producers and organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
Dr. Field has received teaching awards from USDA, NACTA, ASAS, and Colorado State University.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110135056780
Book Description Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 3rd Edition. Very nice. The Text appears clean, The cover is in Very Nice condition. Multiple copies available this title. Quantity Available: 2. ISBN: 0135056780. ISBN/EAN: 9780135056783. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1560748792. Bookseller Inventory # 1560748792