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animal production

the technology applied to the keeping of animals for profit. Includes feeding, breeding, housing and marketing. Of great importance is the making of the financial arrangements necessary to the successful carrying out of each enterprise in the light of the market conditions for the sale of the end products.

animal production data
include milk production, race times for distances, annual egg production weighted for age, clean wool yield, pig litter size, annual pigs weaned per sow. Includes raw data and analyses of indexes used as measures of performance and as targets in production systems.
animal production systems
include the categories of extensive, ranch, irrigation, dryfarming, intensive, factory farming, pastoral, feedlot, permanent housing, breeding establishments, fattening farms, flying herds.