¿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. ¿
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.
Suitable for freshman-level courses in Introductory Animal Science, this book explores both the livestock and poultry industries. It provides an overview of the biological principles of animal science and offers coverage of the practical areas of breeding, feeding, and management of major farm animal species.
Gain a practical understanding of soil properties and the soil management techniques most important for the effective use of soils with SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT, 6E. This non-technical, reader-friendly book details all aspects of effective soil usage, including management techniques, composition, fertility, erosion, conservation,and irrigation in this practical guide. This edition highlights horticultural uses of soil as well as the latest green methodologies in both agricultural and horticultural practice from the perspective of farmers, horticulturalists, environmentalists and others who are concerned about how soils work and how they can be used most effectively. This edition further examines nutrient management and best practices with the latest updates on legal issues and government programs that make it a useful resource now and invaluable reference for the future. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition is a book designed for students studying animal science that will take readers from the basics of physiology through production and on to evaluation, while delivering a contemporary industry overview. You will find the opportunities for experiential learning found throughout this book will be especially helpful in planning supervised agricultural experience projects and FFA career development events. In addition, the career focus sections present opportunities in a story format that will pique students' interest and the accompanying laboratory manual and student activities will provide hands on engagement. . Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition was written by nationally renowned educators who also own and operate a beef cattle farm. MeeCee Baker and Robert Mikesell bring academia into the pasture to combine the empirical and the practical in a text suitable for students of all ages and stages. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: William Edwards, Patricia Duffy, Ronald Kay
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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.
Agricultural economics students require the right blend of tools and knowledge to become future farm managers. Olson's Economics of Farm Management in a Global Setting focuses on running a farm as a business. This text prepares students in strategic and operational business planning while covering all essential topics from long-term financing to biofuels. In todays world where successful farms are subject to ever changing urban, rural, labor, demographics, and technological factors, Olson's text provides a clear focus and methodology for undergraduate Farm Management students.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. 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.
Written for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and research scientists, this book "offers a user-friendly guide to the unique anatomy and physiology, care, common diseases, and treatment of small mammals and nonhuman primates."--Publisher.
Marketing is an essential part of any business and the business of agriculture is no exception to this rule. Written by an experienced educator with expertise in futures markets, hedging, and technical price analysis, Marketing Grain & Livestock, 2nd Edition teaches the basics of commodities marketing by farmers, ranchers, grain elevators, packers, and processors. Building upon what made the first edition so appealing user-friendly, understandable writing Stasko writes for his audience in clear-cut concise vernacular. In his revamped second edition, he has included updated figures, charts, and diagrams to illustrate major points. Stasko’s book emphasizes thorough explanations and applications while providing practical examples in every chapter. All new features of the second edition: A new chapter devoted to electronic trading Detailed explanation of the most commonly used cash contracts Seasonal fluctuations of commodity prices New statistics, charts, graphs, and tables illustrating main points New “Questions and Problems” segments at the end of each chapter to help readers retain information Information about revolutionary electronic marketing technologies Marketing Grain & Livestock, 2nd Edition is aimed at agri-business and farm production students and their instructors. But experienced farmers, ranchers and agri-business professionals will find the book valuable as an introduction or refresher.
Gracey's Meat Hygiene
Author: David S. Collins, Robert J. Huey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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.
Principles of Agricultural Economics, now in its second edition, showcases the power of economic principles to explain and predict issues and current events in the food, agricultural, agribusiness, international trade, natural resource and other sectors. The field of agricultural economics has expanded to include a wide range of important and interesting topics, including macroeconomics, international trade, agribusiness, environmental economics, natural resources, and international development. For this new edition, the text has been updated throughout with a new chapter on policy, separate chapters for supply and demand, and increased coverage of key topics and approaches including finance, trade and behavioural economics. Readers will also benefit from an expanded range of case studies which demonstrate real world examples of the principles under discussion. These include obesity, alternative fuels, trade disputes, and animal welfare. The companion website provides students and instructors with extra material in order to enhance their learning and further their understanding of agricultural economics. This book introduces economic principles in a succinct and reader-friendly format, providing students and instructors with a clear, up-to-date, and straightforward approach to learning how a market-based economy functions, and how to use simple economic principles for improved decision making. The principles are applied to timely, interesting, and important real-world issues through words, graphs, and simple algebra. This book is for students who study agricultural economics, microeconomics, rural development and environmental policy.
For introductory courses in soils. An accessible introduction to soil science fundamentals At the forefront of soil science for over a century, Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils considers the role of soils as both a natural resource and an ecosystem, while highlighting interactions between soils and other components of natural and constructed ecosystems. With practical value for meeting today's environmental challenges, the text asserts that balancing economic growth with sustainable economies requires a deep understanding of soils. The 4th edition has been abridged to focus on fundamentals, while providing new or updated discussions on topics such as soils and human health, organic farming, and soil food-web ecology.
Soils in Our Environment
Author: Duane T. Gardiner, Raymond W. Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This introduction to soil sciences covers traditional and recent topics, such as taxonomy, soil formation, precision agriculture, and GIS and GPS. New topics covered for this edition include tillage erosion, the phosphorous index, and organic farming. To encourage interest, there is new material on
This reference on veterinary embryology covers general embryology, i.e. the development from the formation of the gametes over fertilization and initial embryogenesis up to the stage where organ formation is initiated, and special embryology, i.e. the development of the organ systems. Moreover, the book also includes a section on teratology, one on assisted reproductive technologies and one on veterinary and societal aspects. Written with the veterinary student in mind, this textbook is written in an accessible style with high quality colour illustrations and line drawings. Succinct and accessible 300 high-quality colour illustrations Written for undergraduates and invaluable for graduates wishing to brush up