The Art And Science Of Livestock Evaluation by Ray V HerrenThe Art And Science Of Livestock Evaluation by Ray V Herren

The Art And Science Of Livestock Evaluation

byRay V Herren

Hardcover | June 19, 2009

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THE ART AND SCIENCE OF LIVESTOCK EVALUATION prepares you for 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. Instruction is provided 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 providing you with sharp visual examples of normal and abnormal animal traits.
Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a Doc...
Title:The Art And Science Of Livestock EvaluationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 10.9 × 8.7 × 0.7 inPublished:June 19, 2009Publisher:Delmar Publishers IncLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1428335927

ISBN - 13:9781428335929


Table of Contents

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.