Editors: Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Hamid

Series Title: Recent Advances in Biotechnology

Recent Trends In Livestock Innovative Technologies

Volume 7

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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


The livestock sector globally is highly dynamic. In developing countries, it is evolving in response to rapidly increasing demand for livestock products. In developed countries, demand for livestock products is stagnating, while many production systems are increasing their efficiency and environmental Sustainability. Historical changes in the demand for livestock products have been largely driven by human population growth, income growth and urbanization. The production response in different livestock systems has been associated with science and technology as well as increases in animal numbers. In the future, production will increasingly be affected by competition for natural resources, particularly land and water, competition between food and feed and the need to operate in a carbon-constrained economy. Developments in breeding, nutrition and animal health will continue to contribute to increasing potential production and further efficiency and genetic gains. Livestock production is likely to be increasingly affected by carbon constraints and environmental and animal welfare legislation. The growing demand in the developing world and stagnant demand in industrialized countries represent a major opportunity for livestock keepers in developing countries, where most demand is met by local production, and this is likely to continue well into the foreseeable future. At the same time, the expansion of agricultural production needs to take place in a way that allows the less well-off to benefit from increased demand, which moderates its impact on the environment. This book attempts a rapid summary of the present-day state of livestock production systems globally in relation to recent trends, coupled with a brief assessment of whether these trends are likely to continue into the future. The key drivers underpinning past increases in livestock production are outlined, and the status of both intensive and extensive production systems in the developed and developing world is described.

Hafiz Ishfaq Ahmad
Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
Bahawalpur, Pakistan


Muhammad Hamid
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Lahore, Pakistan