Production management is an emphasis area that is typcially incorporated into a traditional discipline area. Students who choose production management as an emphasis area investigate problems that involve applied research within their particular discipline (genetics, nutrition, physiology).
Some examples of research in the production management area include assessment of the usefulness of early pregnancy detection by real-time ultrasonograhpy in swine, the effectiveness specific feed additives on growth and nutrient utilization of beef steers or the effect of grazing-based dairy cattle management on the onset of puberty in heifers.
Animal Science faculty working in the production management area:
Sample graduate plans of work for Animal Science majors working with a focus on production management: