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Pork Production Systems

Efficient Use of Swine and Feed Resources

  • Wilson G. Pond
  • Jerome H. Maner
  • Dewey L. Harris

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 1-20
  3. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 21-41
  4. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 43-66
  5. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 67-81
  6. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 83-109
  7. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 111-141
  8. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 143-173
  9. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 175-228
  10. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 229-318
  11. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 319-342
  12. Wilson G. Pond, Jerome H. Maner, Dewey L. Harris
    Pages 343-353
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 355-439

About this book

Introduction

Pork continues to occupy an important position as a food source in affluent societies as well as in developing countries with slower economic growth. The growth of the world swine population continues at a faster rate than that of the human population, a reflection of the sustained demand for pork in all parts of the world. The technical basis for commercial production of swine was presented in our two earlier textbooks-Swine Production in Temperate and Tropical Environ­ ments, by Pond and Maner, 1974, and Swine Production and Nutrition, by Pond and Maner, 1984. In view of rapidly advancing technology and an appreciation for the systems approach in industry and agriculture, this third book has been restructured to provide the student and practitioner with an integrated concept of pork production. We have attempted to blend the fundamental principles from genetics, physiology, nutrition, and biotechnology into the modern concepts of systems analysis and simulation modeling. The objective is to create a teaching approach which empha­ sizes the integrated synthesis of biological with physical and environmental sci­ ences and economics. This approach is expected to provide an overall pork pro­ duction systems view that individual producers can adapt to their specific resources, needs, and goals. Our new co-author, Dr. Dewey Harris, has used his expertise and perspective on interacting systems to change the complexion of the book to fulfill this objective. In addition, Dr.

Keywords

agriculture biotechnology food genetics physiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Wilson G. Pond
    • 1
  • Jerome H. Maner
    • 2
  • Dewey L. Harris
    • 3
  1. 1.United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research ServiceChildren’s Nutrition Research CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Winrock InternationalMorriltonUSA
  3. 3.United States Department of Agriculture—Agricultural Research ServiceRoman L. Hruska United States Meat Animal Research CenterClay CenterUSA

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