Modeling of livestock systems to enhance efficiency

Animal Frontiers, Volume 9, Issue 2, April 2019, Pages 3–5

Across species
Open Access
E. Ibeagha-Awemu

by L. McKnight on 08/04/2019
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By 2050, an estimated nine billion people will live on the planet. In order to feed the planet, we will need to increase food production dramatically. In parallel, the demands for animal products will surge, especially in emerging markets. In response, animal production systems must enhance efficiency at multiple levels in the face of many challenges, including a scarcity of resources, volatility in commodity prices, public concerns over food safety and animal welfare, antibiotic resistance, pressures to decrease pollution, and protect biodiversity. To be successful, animal production systems will need innovation that supports efficiency and sustainability.