Principles of ruminant production, health, ruminant digestion, metabolism, physiology, nutrient requirements, behavior, growth and lactation in the production of meat and milk from ruminants. Prereq: 4002, 4004, or 4007; or Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
Exploring fundamental changes in soft animal tissues resulting from comminution and application of non-meat ingredients and a variety of cooking methodologies to enhance palatability and value. Prereq or concur: 3110, AnimSci 3110, or FdScTe 2400. Not open to students with credit for AnimSci 555.02.
Evaluating the factors that influence the value of meat animals and their resulting carcasses, wholesale and retail cuts in accordance with recognized grading standards; laboratory practice. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for AnimSci 305.
Hands-on application of the procedures involved with food animal harvest, inspection, carcass fabrication and merchandising retail products. Prereq or concur: 3110 or AnimSci 3110. Not open to students with credit for AnimSci 355.02.
Investigating methods to prepare various meat products. Students will gain experience in matching proper cooking methods with different muscles to produce wholesome and palatable products. Students will be introduced to product sensory techniques.
Demonstrates the applications of molecular biology by involving the students in a real time research project. Students will perform experiments using molecular biology techniques in the context of a muscle protein functionality study.
Describes classes of poultry and game birds, incubation, housing, anatomy, diseases, genetics and nutrition. Prereq: 3130, and 3140 or 3140E, and 3150. Prereq or concur: 3160, 3170, and 3200.
Application of science and basic principles of nutrition, genetics, physiology, and marketing to the production and management of small ruminants. Prereq: 3130, and 3140 or 3140E, and 3150. Prereq or concur: 3160, 3170, and 3200.
Emphasis on the relationship of form to function by evaluating conformation and performance and orally defending that evaluation. Prereq: 2200.01 (200), 2221 (201), or 2300H (200H), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 301.
Laboratory exercises employing current standards of animal excellence including carcass value for the selection and improvement of farm livestock. Prereq: 3100, or Jr standing or above, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 300.