Factors Affecting Global Livestock Production

Student Classification

Elijah Threadgill, 4th Year, Animal Sciences, Multimedia Journalism

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Kingsley Ekwemalor


Department of Animal Sciences

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 2023


Global livestock production refers to the breeding and raising of domesticated animals for food, fiber, and other byproducts. It contributes significantly to the world's food supply by serving as a major source of protein and other nutrients for human use. It also has ramifications for the environment, society, and health that must be taken into account. Global livestock output has dramatically expanded over the past few decades as a result of expanding demand for animal-based goods, population growth, and dietary pattern changes. The raising of livestock leads to environmental problems such as water pollution, deforestation, and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, it has effects on societal issues and health, including zoonotic infections, antibiotic resistance, and animal welfare. Sustainable livestock production techniques, such as enhanced animal management, feed efficiency, and waste management, are being used to address these concerns. This project focuses on the factors that affect livestock production. In general, the future of livestock production will need to strike a balance between the need to feed a growing population and reducing its effects on the environment, society, and health.

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