ERIC Number: ED098326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Advanced Livestock Production: A Course of Study.
Miller, Larry E.
With the introduction of specialized courses of study in the third and fourth year of high school, it has become necessary to do more specialized work in the area of livestock production. The course is designed to provide a guideline to encourage intensified studies in this area, and outlines materials and methods, time allotment, and the use of course materials. The course is divided into three sections and, within each section, into units and jobs. Each job is broken down into five sections: objective, motivation, references, teaching outline, and teaching procedures; in most cases illustrative material is provided. Section A, Livestock Selection, is 27 pages long and reviews herd selection, and the selection of swine, beef animals, sheep, and dairy cattle. Section B, 96 pages, covers the history and present day methods of livestock breeding, trends in Livestock Improvement, and 13 sections covering aspects of reproduction and inheritance. The topics treated in Livestock Nutrition, Section C, 80 pages, are the monogastric and ruminant digestive systems, six sections on nutrients, followed by the digestive process, metabolism and absorption of nutrients, and four sections on rations. (NH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Agricultural Education Service.