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Purpose And Benefits Of The Livestock Industry . Specific

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Purpose and Benefits of the Livestock Industry

Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the benefits of the livestock industry and how we are feeding a growing world.

Thesis: The livestock industry as a whole is a vital part of our everyday lives, but is often looked upon negatively due to misconstrued facts, videos and personal opinion.

Pattern of Organization: Chronological

Introduction

1. By a show of hands, how many of you enjoy eating a burger or bacon? Alright, how many girls in here wear makeup?

2. Today I would like to inform to you about the benefits of the livestock industry and how it is apart of your everyday lives. As I have just shown you, the majority of people enjoy items from livestock or partake
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(Animals & Livestock)

a. The six main species are cattle, sheep, goats, swine, horses, and poultry.

i. *Visual Aid: Show pictures of each species*

ii. There are hundreds of different breeds of each of these species that date back to anywhere from 6,500 B.C to 3000 B.C, with remains being found in Turkey, Egypt, France and several other countries.

iii. Each of these species can be used for numerous products that we as consumers use everyday.

b. Oklahoma State University conducted research on alternative breeds of livestock in the mid 2000’s that suggests there are five different species of alternative livestock. (Oklahoma State University)

i. These particular species are not as commonly consumed or used in our everyday lives.

ii. Buffalo, camels, donkeys, llama’s and yak’s are those five alternative species.

iii. The uses of these species are generally for pack animals in other foreign countries with the exception of buffalo which are used for some meat production here in the United States.

c. Finally, there is aquaculture which is technically considered fish farming/production.

i. The National Agriculture Library provided the names of five different production facilities located here in the United States. (Animals & Livestock)

ii. I was personally unaware of this side of the industry until recently when I learned that they produce finfish, shellfish and other aquatic animals and that aquaculture has grown fairly large and
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