Cochise College

CATALOG 2014-15

AGR 243 Livestock Production and Management (3)

Prerequisite(s): AGR 102, AGR 208, and RDG 122 or exemption.

A study of the operational methods of livestock production utilized in the breeding and managing of beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats. Emphasis is on economically important traits, animal selection, marketing and management, and on the economic principles of the livestock industry. Covers the impact of biotechnology on livestock. Additional topics include genetic defects, body conditioning scoring techniques within species, and current domestic and global trends in livestock production. Introduces the student to various career opportunities in livestock production.

3 hours lecture.

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