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Scientific Farm Animal Production: An Introduction to Animal Science, Tenth Edition, offers students a comprehensive, science-based approach to managing livestock for food, fiber, and recreation. This best-selling text examines the biological principles, scientific relationships, and management practices of livestock production, providing students the context and foundation upon which they can determine their academic and career focus. Updated with new figures, color photos, and current demographic data, the tenth edition is the best reference and resource available to teachers and students at the introductory level in animal sciences.
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1. Animal Contribution to Human Needs2.Overview of the Livestock and Poultry Industries3.Red Meat Products4.Poultry and Egg Products5.Milk and Milk Products6.Wool and Mohair7.By-Products of Meat Animals8.Market Classes and Grades of Livestock, Poultry, and Eggs9.Visual Evaluation of Market Animals10.Reproduction11.Artificial Insemination, Estrous Synchronization, and Embryo Transfer12.Genetics13.Genetic Change through Selection 14.Mating Systems 15.Nutrients and Their Functions16.Digestion and Absorption of Feed17.Providing Nutrients for Body Functions18.Growth and Development19.Lactation20.Adaptation to the Environment21.Animal Health22.Animal Behavior23.Beef Cattle Breeds and Breeding24.Feeding and Managing Beef Cattle25.Dairy Cattle Breeds and Breeding26.Feeding and Managing Dairy Cattle27.Swine Breeds and Breeding28.Feeding and Managing Swine29.Sheep and Goat Breeds and Breeding30.Feeding and Managing Sheep and Goats31.Horse Breeds and Breeding32.Feeding and Managing Horses33.Poultry Breeding, Feeding, and Management34.AquacultureGlossaryIndex

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