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Overview

Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications is written for students in introductory or advanced courses and covers all the topics from genetics, reproduction, nutrition and growth, to timely and modern discussions on human resource management and social farming issues. It combines knowledge of biological studies with opportunities for getting practical experience in the pig production business. Unlike other books, this text leads students to understand the techniques involved in pig production’s rapid growth and industry successes. Along with retaining historical information for understanding proven methodologies, it promotes learning through modules designed for group discussion.

John McGlone, Texas Tech University

Wilson G. Pond,

  • Teaches basic pig biology and management techniques to prepare readers for proper pig handling.
  • Offers advanced information about the pig production business so readers understand how today's farms achieve high productivity.
  • Retains historical information on pig nutrition to build awareness of proven methodologies.
  • Provides advice on human resources and modern farming issues such as environmental concerns and animal welfare in discussion-oriented formats to foster group learning.
section I: Origins of the modern pig and evolution of modern production systems.
Section II: Pig Biology.
Section III: Nutrition and feeding.
Section IV: Housing, environment and nutrient management.
Section V: Pig production applications that make business sense.
Section VI: Techniques for management of Indoor and Outdoor pigs.
Section VII: 26. Glossary of terms for pig production.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications

ISBN: 9780827384842
Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications is written for students in introductory or advanced courses and covers all the topics from genetics, reproduction, nutrition and growth, to timely and modern discussions on human resource management and social farming issues. It combines knowledge of biological studies with opportunities for getting practical experience in the pig production business. Unlike other books, this text leads students to understand the techniques involved in pig production’s rapid growth and industry successes. Along with retaining historical information for understanding proven methodologies, it promotes learning through modules designed for group discussion.

FOR STUDENTS

Pig Production: Biological Principles and Applications

ISBN: 9780827384842
This one of a kind book covers the basics in pig biology from genetics, reproduction, nutrition and growth, to timely and current discussions on human resource management and social farming issues. It combines knowledge of biological studies with opportunities for getting practical experience in the pig production business. Unlike other texts, this book leads readers to understand the techniques involved in pig production's rapid growth and industry successes, and provides managers of small family farms or corporate establishments with an invaluable resource for applying these strategies and methodologies to boost business and production efficiencies. Beneficial for introductory through advanced curriculums, training programs, or as a helpful reference, it is an unparalleled source for the basics and beyond in modern pig production.