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Modern Livestock & Poultry Production 9th Edition

Frank Flanders | James R. Gillespie

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Designed for career and technical high school students who must be competent in all phases and types of livestock production, MODERN LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY PRODUCTION includes the most up-to-date, comprehensive information in the field. With coverage of basic animal science and livestock industry information as well as current issues in animal agriculture, the ninth edition covers everything students need to know about livestock and poultry animals for classroom study and beyond. Students gain an understanding of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, feeding, and reproduction of multiple livestock and poultry breeds, and see how the material applies in real-world applications.

Frank Flanders, University of Georgia

Dr. Frank B. Flanders is an Assistant Professor of Agriculture Education at the University of Georgia. He has served Agriculture Education for over thirty-five years. Dr. Flanders taught high school agriculture education for six years and was a Special Instructor in Agricultural Education at the University of Georgia for 15 years. Dr. Flanders has extensive experience in developing agriculture education teaching materials. He 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. He also served as the Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education Resource Network Curriculum Coordinator for three years. 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. In 2003, Dr. Flanders was inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Education Hall of Fame and received the National Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award from the Professional Fraternity Association. He has also received the Outstanding Faculty Member in Agriculture Education Award and the Outstanding Service and Faculty Member Award from the University of Georgia Student Government Association.

James R. Gillespie, Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield, Illinois

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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  • COMPREHENSIVE ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION. This text presents market-leading content covering all major aspects of the livestock and poultry production industries to provide a complete resource for teaching animal care and animal science coursework.
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  • CAREER PREPARATION. This text is used widely as a main text in animal agriculture Career Development Events (CDEs) sponsored through the National FFA. It is a recommended text for the National FFA Livestock CDE.

Modern Livestock & Poultry Production


1. Domestication and Importance of Livestock.
2. Career Opportunities in Animal Science.
3. Safety in Livestock Production.
4. Livestock and the Environment.
5. Anatomy, Physiology, and Absorption of Nutrients.
6. Feed Nutrients.
7. Feed Additives and Growth Promotants.
8. Balancing Rations.
9. Genetics of Animal Breeding.
10. Animal Reproduction.
11. Biotechnology in Livestock Production.
12. Animal Breeding Systems.
13. Breeds of Beef Cattle.
14. Selection and Judging of Beef.
15. Feeding and Management of the Cow-Calf Herd.
16. Feeding and Management of Feeder Cattle.
17. Diseases and Parasites of Beef Cattle.
18. Beef Housing and Equipment.
19. Marketing Beef.
20. Breeds of Swine.
21. Selection and Judging of Swine.
22. Feeding and Management of Swine.
23. Diseases and Parasites of Swine.
24. Swine Housing and Equipment.
25. Marketing Swine.
26. Breeds and Selection of Sheep.
27. Feeding, Management, and Housing of Sheep.
28. Selection, Feeding, and Management of Goats.
29. Diseases and Parasites of Sheep and Goats.
30. Marketing Sheep and Goats.
31. Selection of Horses.
32. Feeding, Management, Housing, and Tack.
33. Diseases and Parasites of Horses.
34. Training and Horsemanship.
35. Selection of Poultry.
36. Feeding, Management, Housing, and Equipment.
37. Diseases and Parasites of Poultry.
38. Marketing Poultry and Eggs.
39. Breeds of Dairy Cattle.
40. Selecting and Judging Dairy Cattle.
41. Feeding Dairy Cattle.
42. Management of the Dairy Herd.
43. Milking Management.
44. Dairy Herd Health.
45. Dairy Housing and Equipment.
46. Marketing Milk.
47. Rabbits.
48. Bison, Ratites, Llamas, Alpacas, and Elk.

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ClassMaster CD-ROM

ISBN: 9781133283522
The ClassMaster CD-ROM contains instructor support materials including an ExamView® computerized test bank; instructor slides created in PowerPoint®; an electronic instructor's guide with answer keys, tests, lesson plans, and teaching tips; an electronic lab manual instructor's guide; an image library, and more!

Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781133283546
New to the 9th edition, the Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.


Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781133283546
New to the 9th edition, the Laboratory Manual is a valuable tool designed to enhance your lab experience. Lab activities, objectives, materials lists, step-by-step procedures, illustrations, and review questions are commonly found in a Lab Manual.