By Dr. Guoyao Wu
Three Animal Science faculty members (Fuller Bazer, G. Cliff Lamb, and Guoyao Wu) edited a new book “Animal Agriculture: Sustainability, Challenges and Innovations” (558 pages; Paperback ISBN: 9780128170526; eBook ISBN: 9780128170533) that was published by Academic Press on October 26, 2019. The cost of the book is US $160 (https://www.elsevier.com/books/animal-agriculture/bazer/978-0-12-817052-6). Contributing faculty members from our Department are Drs. Fuller Bazer, Cliff Lamb, Ky Pohler, Stephen Smith, Luis Tedeschi, Travis R. Whitney and Guoyao Wu, and our contributing graduate students are Pedro Fontes, Hector Manuel Menendez, III, and Nicola Oosthuizen. Dr. Patrick Stover (Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences and Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research) wrote, for the book, a forward that emphasizes the importance of animal agriculture in improving human nutrition and health.
“Animal Agriculture” has 30 chapters in 7 sections: beef cattle production, lactation and management of dairy cattle, sheep and goat production, swine production, poultry production, biotechnologies and others in animal production, and management of animal diseases (including metabolic diseases) in livestock and poultry production. The book, which is authored by experts worldwide, discusses the land-based production of high-quality protein by livestock and poultry and how it plays an important role in improving human nutrition, growth and health. Currently, there is no resource that offers specific knowledge of both animal science and technology, including biotechnology for the sustainability of animal agriculture for the expanding global demand of food in the face of diminishing resources. This book fills that gap, giving readers all the necessary information on important issues facing modern animal agriculture, namely its sustainability, challenges and innovative solutions.
Key features of the book include integration of new knowledge in animal breeding, biotechnology, nutrition, reproduction and management; addresses the urgent issue of sustainability in modern animal agriculture; and provides practical solutions on how to solve the current and future problems that face animal agriculture worldwide. Readership of this book is intended for scientists, researchers, educators, students, and policy makers in food and animal science.
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