Fully updated for the 2010 edition, "The Pork Industry Handbook" is the premier reference for modern American pork production with more than 270 science-based and cutting-edge articles for pork producers and related industries. Available as a hardbound, two-book set, the handbook includes more than 1,600 pages produced by swine experts at Purdue University and eighteen other land-grant universities, nine state pork boards, and the National Pork Board, in cooperation with the U.S. Pork Center of Excellence and pork checkoff program. Nearly five hundred editors and reviewers were involved in the project. Use the handbook to get the most out of your investment by accessing the latest information on production and management systems, business and financial management, and facilities and equipment information. Improve your rate of gain with the current research on breeding and genetics, swine nutrition and health, reproduction, manure management, and pork quality.