Agricultural Science

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Distillers Grains: Production, Properties, and Utilization

KeShun Liu, Kurt A. Rosentrater
July 25, 2011

In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in grain-based fuel ethanol production in North America and around the world. Whether such production will result in a net energy gain or whether this is sustainable in the long term is under debate, but undoubtedly millions of tons of...

Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary Approach

Victor S. Lamoureux
April 15, 2011

This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. This comprehensive volume looks at a range of topics covering the habits of a variety of animals, including how macaques teach their offspring, how rats transmit avoidance behavior, how supplementary feeding of tree frogs affects their breeding...

Encyclopedia of Animal Science, Second Edition - (Two-Volume Set)

Wilson G. Pond, Duane E. Ullrey, Charlotte Kirk Baer
February 01, 2011


Poultry Meat Processing, Second Edition

Casey M. Owens
February 09, 2010

When the first edition of Poultry Meat Processing was published, it provided a complete presentation of the theoretical and practical aspects of poultry meat processing, exploring the complex mix of biology, chemistry, engineering, marketing, and economics involved. Upholding its reputation as the...

Applied Muscle Biology and Meat Science

Min Du, Ph.D., Richard J. McCormick
May 26, 2009

Many of the difficulties that meat and animal scientists face when attempting to address specific problems—such as stress susceptibility and poor meat quality in swine—stem from a lack of understanding of the underlying biological mechanisms that drive muscle growth, metabolism, and its conversion...

Airway Chemoreceptors in Vertebrates

Giacomo Zaccone, Ernest Cutz, Dirk Adriaensen
January 09, 2009

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the information available on the morphological, physiological and evolutionary aspects of specialized cells distributed within the epithelia of the airways in the vertebrates. A lot of work has been done on the cell and molecular biology...

Handbook of Beef Safety and Quality

Deborah VanOverbeke
February 12, 2007

Make sure your beef harvest, production, and processing methods meet the highest standards Handbook of Beef Safety and Quality is a comprehensive guide to the impact and importance of pre-harvest/production, harvest, and further processing controls, methods and practices on safety and quality—...

Advanced Technologies For Meat Processing

Leo M.L. Nollet, Fidel Toldra
March 21, 2006

In recent years, the meat industry has incorporated important technological advances that, to this point, have not been addressed in a single source. Comprehensive and authoritative, Advanced Technologies for Meat Processing presents developments concerning the quality, analysis, and processing of...

Halal Food Production

Mian N. Riaz, Muhammad M. Chaudry
October 28, 2003

Until now, books addressing Halal issues have focused on helping Muslim consumers decide what to eat and what to avoid among products currently on the marketplace. There was no resource that the food industry could refer to that provided the guidelines necessary to meet the Halal requirements of...

Poultry Products Processing: An Industry Guide

Shai Barbut
September 26, 2001

Poultry Products Processing: An Industry Guide covers all major aspects of the modern poultry further processing industry. The author provides a comprehensive guide to the many steps involved in converting poultry muscle (chicken, turkey, duck, ratite, etc.) into meat and highlights the critical...

Animal By-Product Processing & Utilization

Herbert W. Ockerman, Conly L. Hansen
October 28, 1999

This new edition of a well-respected reference brings together, in one place, information on the entire field of animal by-products processing and utilization. The book's contents cover both edible and non-edible products, by-products of seafood and poultry in addition to red meat, medicinal and...

Animal Breeding

A. E. Clark
August 18, 1998

This text part offers a review of the research and developing technologies in the expanding areas of genetics, embryology, and molecular biology from experts in the various fields. It includes sections covering manipulation of the embryo, and the mapping and engineering of the genome, as well as...