The course introduces the student to the management and production of assorted species of livestock. Breeds of sheep, beef, and swine will be studied as well as the skills in selecting and judging these species. Feeding and management of each of these species, as well as housing and equipment requirements for animals in specific types of operations will be examined. Students will be introduced to diseases and parasites that may be encountered when managing a species-specific livestock operation. Students will also gain insight into different types of marketing used in livestock production.