Modern Livestock and Poultry Production

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Delmar, 2002 - Livestock - 1153 pages
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This comprehensive text covers all types of farm animals and provides detailed information on each species. Specifics include information on the characteristics of the industry, the breeds, selection of breeding stock, feeding and management of the species, diseases and parasites common to the species, and marketing principles. Such current issues as animal rights and animal welfare, food safety, environmental issues, and biotechnology are explored. The complete package includes learning activities, review questions, numerous illustrations, and an instructor's guide.

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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

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James R. Gillespie, the original author of this text, had 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 his Education Specialist degree in School Administration from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois. Mr. Gillespie taught agricultural education at the high school and adult education levels. In addition to other agriculture-related positions, he was self-employed in farming and employed by the Illinois State Board of Education, Department of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education, Program Approval and Evaluation as Regional Vocational Administrator, Region II. Mr. Gillespie was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. James R. Gillespie passed away in 2006.

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