Animal Husbandry for People

Google offers up 12 million websites on "animal husbandry," so I'd better get started.  The phrase "animal husbandry" was the first thing that popped in my mind while I was watching a popular TV show Tuesday morning.  You'll see why in a minute. I don't know anything about animal husbandry, though I do think the name is awfully sexist.  As usual, the wife is not consulted.  But a quick scan of those 12 million websites reveals that animal husbandry has to do with breeding livestock, and that it's been around for thousands of years.  It involves harvesting eggs from a healthy female, artificially inseminating those eggs with sperm from a donor, and then transplanting the fertilized embryos into surrogate females to carry to term.  If any of that sounds familiar, stick around. Animal husbandry is responsible for the juiciest beef, the tastiest pork chops, the woolliest wool, and the fastest racehorses known to man.  Without it, we'd be using chainsaws...(Read Full Article)