The Art and Science of Livestock Evaluation, 1st Edition
- Ray V. Herren University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)
- ISBN-10: 1428335927 | ISBN-13: 9781428335929
- 576 Pages
- © 2010 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $138.75
THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LIVESTOCK EVALUATION is designed for students studying livestock selection. The main objective of the book is to provide instruction and evaluation on swine, cattle, horses and sheep, with separate chapters supplying current information on the various species of livestock. Information is also included that instructs students on how to compete in and judge competition. The aim is to help students develop the necessary skills to evaluate positive and negative traits such as structural fitness, body fat, muscling, and all the other many qualities used to appraise animals. Chapters are also included that deal with selecting livestock using performance data, and how to evaluate animals based upon live observations and recorded data. The text is also loaded with detailed images and illustrations that provide students with sharp visual examples of normal and abnormal animal traits.
1. Selecting Livestock : Art or Science?
2. Placing Live Classes of Animals.
3. Presenting Oral Reasons.
4. Selecting Breeding Swine.
5. The Selection of Market Swine.
6. Using Performance Data and Expected Progeny Differences in Swine.
7. Selecting Breeding Cattle.
8. Evaluating and Grading Market Beef Animals.
9. Evaluating Performance Data for Beef Cattle.
10. Selecting Breeding Sheep.
11. Selecting Market Sheep.
12. Wool Judging.
13. Evaluating Sheep Performance Data.
14. Horse Judging: Anatomy, Terminology, and Rules.
15. Judging the Halter Class - Evaluating Conformation.
16. Riding Classes.