Modern Livestock & Poultry Production

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Cengage Learning, Jan 28, 2009 - Science - 1136 pages
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Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition, entices and engages readers with new, full-color photographs and illustrations, and up-to-date comprehensive information. Having undergone extensive updates, Modern Livestock and Poultry Production, 8th Edition includes current issues in animal agriculture including, biosecurity, animal ID, and vertical integration, while still incorporating vital agriscience and production information, including real-life applications, required for high school students success in the field.
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User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

This is a great one. For anyone who has livestock. It has sections in each group, equine, bovine, etc. on how to choose a good animal, and how to judge in a show. A great help to anyone interested in showing livestock. Also details breeds and production. Worth purchasing . Pat Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
1
The Livestock Industry
2
Anatomy Physiology Feeding and Nutrition
102
Animal Breeding
186
Beef Cattle
244
Swine
386
Sheep and Goats
492
Horses
576
Poultry
654
Dairy
726
Rabbits
870
Alternative Animals
894
Glossary
925
Appendix
939
Index
1040
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

James R. Gillespie has extensive training and experience in the field of livestock production and agricultural education. He received his BS and MS degrees in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University and holds a degree as an Education Specialist in School Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Now retired, he was employed by the Illinois State Board of Education, as a Regional Vocational Administrator. Mr. Gillespie is a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Dr. Frank B. Flanders has extensive experience in developing agriculture education teaching materials. He received a Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia and has been in the field of Agriculture Education for over thirty-two years. Dr. Flanders has taught high school agriculture education and was a Special Instructor in Agricultural Education at the University of Georgia. He also served as the Agriculture Education Curriculum Coordinator in Georgia, where he developed and maintained the Agricultural Education website, produced instructional DVDs and CDs for teachers, managed curriculum projects, and taught numerous workshops for teachers. In 2008, Dr. Flanders served on the writing team for the National Standards in Agriculture Education and served as lead writer for the National Standards on Animal Science. Inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame in 2003, Dr. Flanders currently serves as the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Resource Network Curriculum Coordinator and as Adjunct Professor of Agricultural Education at the University of Georgia.

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