A comprehensive and balanced overview of animal agriculture in contemporary society! It develops the principles of animal biology as a science within the context of life-cycle production of animals for economic and biologic efficiency. Individual chapters describe and analyze particular animal industries such as dairy cattle, poultry, aquatic animals, etc. The book also discusses a wide variety of animal products.
Food Production. Domestic Animals. Animal Agriculture in the United States and the World. Reproduction. Lactation. Genetics. Growth. Nutrition and Feeding. Animal Husbandry: Fulfilling Animal Needs. Animal States--of--Being. New and Emerging Issues. Live Animal Evaluation: Beef Cattle, Sheep, and Swine. Dairy Cattle. Beef Cattle. Poultry and Egg Production. Horses and the Horse Industry. Swine. Sheep and Goats. Aquatic Animals. Dogs and Cats. Other Animals, Other Uses, Other Opportunities. Meat and Meat Products. Milk and Milk Products. Poultry and Egg Processing and Products. Aquaculture Products. Wool, Mohair and Other Animal Fibers. The Future: Animals and Society in the 21st Century. Appendices. Index.