About this book
Focusing on livestock production systems, this comprehensive text addresses how the growing diversity of global food demands will be met in the future, providing insights into new and emerging scientific areas and the implications for addressing global drivers for change.
Contributions from a wealth of international experts cover ethical, philosophical and systemic considerations, the impact of genomics on livestock production, the holistic systems perspective, the complex systems approach using stochastic modelling methods, and how all these factors can be linked to achieve sustainable outcomes.
Introduction, D L Swain, E Charmley, J W Steel and S Coffey; Redesigning animal agriculture: a systematic perspective, R Bawden, Michigan State University, USA; Maintaining vibrant rural communities, M Alston, Charles Sturt University, Australia; Ethics on the frontiers of livestock science, P Thompson, Michigan State University, USA; The impact of genomics on livestock production, R Tellam, CSIRO Livestock Industries, Australia; Precision animal breeding, K Prayaga and A Reverter, both CSIRO, Australia. Germ cell transplantation - a novel approach to designer animals? I Dobrinski, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and J Hill, CSIRO, Australia; Cloning and transgenesis to redesign livestock, D N Wells and G Laible, both Reproductive Technologies, AgResearch Ltd., New Zealand; Transforming livestock with transgenics: is designed resistance to viral diseases the way forward? T Doran and L Lambeth, both CSIRO, Australia; Towards an integrated approach to stochastic process-based modelling: with applications to animal behaviour and spatio-temporal spread, G Marion, Biomathematics & Statistics, Scotland; D M Walker, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; A Cooke, Heriot Watt University, Scotland; D L Swain; and M R Hutchings, Scottish Agricultural College; Reef safe beef: environmentally sensitive livestock management for the grazing lands of the Great Barrier Reef catchments, I Gordon, Sustainable Ecosystems CSIRO, Australia; and B Nelson, Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Australia; Meeting ecological restoration targets in European waters: A challenge for animal agriculture, P J Johnes, University of Reading, UK; Livestock - fulfilling social, environmental and economic roles - is it possible? D L Swain; and M Gill, The Scottish Executive Environmental and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD).