Animal Science Biology and Technology / Edition 3 available in Hardcover
Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition is the ideal animal science book that combines the empirical and the practical in a book suitable for readers of all ages and stages. This book takes the reader from the basics of production through to evaluation, while delivering a contemporary industry overview. Readers will find the opportunities for experiential learning found in this book will be especially helpful in planning supervised agricultural experience projects and FFA career development events. The career focus sections found in Animal Science Biology and Technology, 3rd edition present opportunities in a story format that will pique the reader's interest and the accompanying laboratory manual and additional activities will provide readers with hands on engagement that enhances learning. This outstanding book was written by nationally renowned educators, MeeCee Baker and Robert Mikesell, who also own and operate a beef cattle farm and who bring academia into the pasture.
About the Author
Dr. MeeCee Baker is currently a partner in a lobbying firm that focuses on agricultural issues and is also an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University. Dr. Baker spent over twenty years teaching before she accepted an appointment to serve in the Executive Office of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Dr. Baker was the first female to be elected president of the National Agricultural Teachers' Association and is the co-author of two books used in classrooms across the country.
MeeCee Baker, Ph.D., spent over 20 years teaching high school agriculture and supervising student teachers before accepting an appointment to serve in the executive office of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Dr. Baker was the first female to be elected president of the National Association of Agricultural Educators (formerly known as NVATA), and she was also named Penn State Alumni Fellow. Currently, Baker owns and operates Versant Strategies, an agricultural government relations firm, and lives on a working farm in Central Pennsylvania. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University, and her M.S. from University of Delaware.
Table of Contents
Unit 1 - Physiology 1. Cellular Biology and Animal Taxonomy. 2. Biology of Growth and Development. 3. Muscle and Meat Biology. 4. Biology of Digestion. 5. Biology of Reproduction. 6. Genetics. 7. Ethology: Animal Behavior and Welfare. Unit II - Application. 8. Swine Management and the Swine Industry. 9. Beef Cattle Management and the Beef Industry. 10. Dairy Cattle Management and the Dairy Industry. 11. Sheep Management and the Sheep Industry. 12. Horse Management and the Horse Industry. Unit III - Evaluation. 13. Judging Contests. 14. Performance Data. 15. Meats Judging. 16. Livestock Judging. 17. Dairy Cattle Judging.