ANIMAL HUSBANDRY?

By Baxter Black.

Somewhere in the annals of land grant colleges, the ag departments converted from offering a degree in Animal Husbandry to a degree in Animal Science. As far back as 1628 "husbandry" was defined as agricultural produce, land under cultivation, farming. The word husband also implies a caretaker of land and livestock, a hands-on activity. From shepherds watching their flocks by night as described in the Bible, up to farm managers milking cows, showing fat steers and roping at the branding fire, Animal Husbandry was an appropriate title for a Bachelor's degree for a century.
 
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