The Art and Science of Livestock Evaluation
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By Ray V. Herren.
Prepares you for livestock selection and provides instruction and evaluation on swine, cattle, horses, and sheep. Supplies current information on various species of livestock. Explains how to compete in and judge competition. The aim is to help develop the necessary skills to evaluate positive and negative traits such as structural fitness, body fat, muscling, and all the other qualities used to appraise animals. Also covers selecting livestock using performance data and how to evaluate animals based upon live observations and recorded data. Loaded with detailed images and illustrations providing you with sharp visual examples of normal and abnormal animal traits, and desirable and undesirable characteristics. Gives real examples of oral reasons and proper terminology. 576 pages, 8-1/2 in. x 11 in. Hardcover. Copyright 2010.