The 1984 International Stockmen's School Handbooks include more than 200 technical papers presented at this year's Stockmen's School, sponsored by Winrock International. The authors of these papers are outstanding animal scientists, agribusiness leaders, and livestock producers who are expert in animal technology, animal management, and general fields relevant to animal agriculture. The Handbooks present advanced technology in a problem-oriented form readily accessible to livestock producers, operators of family farms, managers of agribusinesses, scholars, and students of animal agriculture. The Beef Cattle Science Handbook, the Dairy Science Handbook, the Sheep and Coat Handbook, and the Stud Managers' Handbook each include papers on such general topics as genetics and selection; general anatomy and physiology; reproduction; behavior and animal welfare; feeds and nutrition; pastures, ranges, and forests; health, diseases, and parasites; buildings, equipment, and environment; animal management; marketing and economics (including product processing, when relevant); farm and ranch business management and economics; computer use in animal enterprises; and production systems. The four Handbooks also contain papers specifically related to the type of animal considered.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Global and National Issues -- Applying Agricultural Science and Technology to World Hunger Problems -- Future Agricultural Policy Considerations that will Influence Livestock Producers -- Effective Ways for Livestock Producers to Influence the Policymaking Process: Practical Politics -- Facing the Facts in Getting Started as a Livestock Producer -- Jobs in the Horse Industry -- Economic Outlook for the Livestock Industry -- Energy Sources and Animal Wastes -- Photovoltaic Solar Power for Small Farm and Ranch Use -- Anaerobic Digestion of Beef and Dairy Manure for Energy and Feed Production -- Utilization of Cattle Manure for Fertilizer -- Information Channels and Institutional Structures -- Finding and Using Problem-Solving Technology and Information in Livestock Production -- Integrated Management: The Delivery Method for the Future -- The University Farm: What is Its Role in Animal Agriculture and How Do We Support It? -- Activities and Safety for Horse Owners -- Activities for the Pleasure-Horse Owners -- Distance Riding for You and Your Horse -- Protecting the Horseman -- Risk Management in A Riding Instruction Program -- New Frontiers in Biology -- Genetic Engineering and Commercial Livestock Production -- The Potential of in Vitro Fertilization to the Livestock Industry -- Embryo Transfer, Microsurgery, and Frozen Embryo Banks in the Cattle Industry -- Genetic Engineering of Animal Vaccines -- Genetics -- Genetic Improvement in Horses: Principles and Methods, Part 1 -- Genetic Improvement in Horses: Inbreeding and its Consequences, Part 2 -- Genetic Improvement in Horses: Linebreeding and Outcrossing, Part 3 -- Genetic Improvement in Horses: Breeding Winners in Cutting and Reining, Part 4 -- Horse Breeding Programs -- The Quarter Horse: Then and Now -- Management and Reproduction -- Pasture Breeding -- "How Old is He?" -- Considerations in Managing the Breeding Stallion -- Broodmare Management: Prior to, During, and After Foaling, Part 1 -- Broodmare Management: Prior to, During, and After Foaling, Part 2 -- Foal Health and Management -- Foaling -- Managing the Newborn Foal -- Infectious Diseases of Newborn and Young Foals -- Noninfectious Conditions in the Newborn and Young Foals -- Nutrition and Feeding -- These Horses Got Sick Because of What they Ate -- Common Sense and Uncommon Science in Horse Feeding -- General Health and Management -- The Summer Itch -- The Treatment of Navicular Disease -- Application of Acupuncture in Treatment of Animal Infertility -- Acupuncture in Treatment of Impaction -- Acupuncture in Treatment of Sprain -- Equine Immunization -- Conformation and Training -- Handsome Is . . . Form and Function in the Performance Horse -- Progressive Precision Training: The Most Horse -- Judging Hunters, Jumpers, and Hunt Seat Equitation -- Ground Training and Breaking the Horse to Ride and(or) Drive -- Hoof Care and Evaluating the Farrier -- Training the Western Horse and the English Horse -- Showing and Selling -- Grooming Show and Sale Horses -- Sales Preparation of Yearlings: European Style -- Types of Advertising in Marketing Horses -- Effective Marketing Methods for Horses -- U.S. Importation and Exportation of Horses: Methods and Requirements -- Facilities and Behavior -- Small-Scale Farm Design for the Horse Breeder -- Controlled Grazing and Power Fence® -- Livestock Behavior and Psychology as Related to Handling and Welfare -- Horse Sense: What Keeps Horses From Betting on People? -- Computer Technology and Other Topics -- Microcomputer Usage in Agriculture -- Computerized Records and Decision Making -- Agnet and Other Computer Information Sources -- Computers in the Horse Industry -- Nontraditional "Conditioning" -- Advances in Equine Health -- A Farmer's Observations of Washington, D.C. -- Other Winrock International Studies Published by Westview Press -- Other Books of Interest from Winrock International
"Frank H. Baker, director of the International Stockmen's School at Winrock International, is also program officer of the National Program. An animal production and nutrition specialist, Dr. Baker has served as dean of the School of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University, president of the American Society of Animal Science, president of the Council on Agricultural Science and Technology, and executive secretary of the National Beef Improvement Federation. Mason E. Miller is communications officer at Winrock International. A communications specialist, Dr. Miller served as communication scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture; taught, conducted research, and developed agricultural communications training programs at Washington State University and Michigan State University; and produced informational and educational materials using a wide variety of media and methods for many different audiences, including livestock producers."