Editors: Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Hamid

Series Title: Recent Advances in Biotechnology

Recent Trends In Livestock Innovative Technologies

Volume 7

eBook: US $49 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $78
Printed Copy: US $54
Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-981-5165-08-1 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5165-07-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151650741230701


Recent Trends in Livestock Innovative Technologies explores the most recent developments and developing trends in the livestock farming industry. The book delves into the application of innovative technologies in various aspects of livestock production, management, and health through edited chapters.

The book starts with an outline of the difficulties the livestock sector faces and the necessity for technological solutions to these difficulties. Subsequent chapters cover innovations in this area.

Key topics include:

- Advances in genetics and breeding methods: Contributing authors stress the possible impact of issues like marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, and gene editing on the future of animal breeding.

- Precision livestock farming: The use of sensor technologies, data analytics, and automation to monitor and control livestock production systems more effectively. The authors examine how these technologies enable real-time monitoring of environmental variables, animal activity, and health, which enhances production, animal welfare, and resource use.

- The management of feed and nutrition in livestock production: The book explores cutting-edge feed formulations, precise feeding systems, and alternative feed sources that can increase feed efficiency, lessen negative effects on the environment, and improve animal health.

- Fresh methods for illness prevention and management, such as the use of vaccines, diagnostics, and biosecurity measures.

- Social and ethical issues related to the adoption of cutting-edge livestock technologies. The authors attempt to give a fair assessment of the advantages and drawbacks of these technologies, and address concerns about animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and public perception of current farming practices.

Recent Trends in Livestock Innovative Technologies is an informative resource for researchers, professionals, and policymakers interested in staying up-to-date with the advancements and future directions of the livestock industry.

Audience: Researchers and policymakers involved in the livestock and food industry


It is a great privilege for me to be given a chance to contribute a foreword to the volume on intensive livestock production that was published by Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad and Muhammad Hamid. It is helpful to have knowledge on so many of the topic's facets compiled in one book because it is still a contentious subject. In point of fact, the range that is covered is really broad since it encompasses all of the animals that are used for food and includes a very helpful chapter on fish farming, which is an industry that has been so underutilized in this country but has been very successful in a number of other nations. Biotechnology has the potential to improve animal productivity in a number of ways, including increased growth, improved carcass quality and reproduction, enhanced nutrition and feed utilization, enhanced food quality and safety, enhanced animal health and welfare, and reduced resource waste through more effective utilization of available resources.

In the area of quality assurance programs, a number of biotechnological strategies can be assessed. This should be helpful for producing animal products with guaranteed quality and safety in terms of public health. Recent advances in reproductive biotechnologies have provided a powerful tool that can be used to improve animal production and address the challenges of livestock production in the future. Contemporary advances in reproductive biotechnologies have provided contemporary advances in reproductive biotechnologies. The implementation of these technologies will assist in managing the constrained resources that are currently accessible while simultaneously increasing the need for the production of food. The subject of nutrition is given a major role throughout, which is obviously of utmost significance when dealing with animals because these creatures must have all of their food provided for them. The disease will occur in whichever system is employed in the management of animals; however, the disease patterns and the disease potential will differ depending on the system. Even if there is an increased risk of disease in intensive settings, there is also a greater potential for the successful application of preventive medicine. Although intensive management is not a new concept, there are currently more animals of several species being kept in this manner than at any other time in history. Under current circumstances, which include decreased acreage and economic strain, it is quite obvious that intensification is here to stay.

Masroor Elahi Babar (Sitara-e-Imtiaz)
University of Agriculture